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17 MUST-MAKE JEWELRY DESIGNS FOR SUMMER

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14 must-try techniques
6 beginner-friendly projects
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Pharaohs Finery Bracelet


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JUNE/JULY 2015 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 4

Designer of the Year Projects


30 GARDEN JEWEL NECKLACE
Cindy Holsclaw

KITS
AVAILABLE
See page 48

Bezel a crystal with an assortment of shaped


and two-hole Japanese seed beads and
then string it, along with some easy-to-make
beaded beads, onto a delicate spiral rope
36 DUO DROP EARRINGS
Barbara Falkowitz and Amy Haftkowycz

This project brings together beadweaving


and simple wireworking in one enchanting
pair of earrings
40 REGAL ROPE NECKLACE
Penny Dixon

Fringe creates cheerful accents to the spiral


herringbone rope while pillows of O beads
give a whimsical, playful feel to the large
beaded bead

Feature
26 PATTERN PLAY: DANCING
DIAMONDS BRACELET
Carole E. Hanley

Projects
22 QUICK & EASY: RAINDROPS BRACELET
Abigail Myer

48 O SO CHARMING BRACELET
Megan Milliken

52 PHARAOHS FINERY BRACELET


Michelle Gowland

56 AMPHORA NECKLACE
Glorianne Ljubich

62 BLUET BLOOMS BRACELET


Csilla Csirmaz

66 GYROSCOPE NECKLACE
Sandie Bachand

70 HIDDEN GEMS BRACELET


Evelna Palmontov

74 VICTORIAN LACE NECKLACE


Sue A. Neel

78 HOPSCOTCH BRACELET
Rae Burns

Stitch Index
brick stitch 26, 52
crimping 66
fringe 30, 40, 48, 66, 74
herringbone stitch 40, 56, 70
ladder stitch 26, 40, 56, 66
netting 30, 40, 62, 70, 78
peyote stitch 18, 22, 36, 40, 70, 78
picot 36
right-angle weave 40, 62, 70, 74
spiral rope 30
square stitch 56
stringing 62, 66
triangle weave 48
wireworking 36

O So Charming Bracelet
by Megan Milliken

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W.O.R.D. (What Our Readers Did)
Contributors
The Challenge
Cool Stuff
Stitch Pro: Master Thread Tension for
Tubular Peyote Stitch Nancy Cain
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Techniques
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On the Cover
Pharaohs Finery Bracelet,
by Michelle Gowland,
page 52

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Project Rating
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Love Em or Hate Em, Shaped
Beads Are Here to Stay
In the past few months, Ive received more email messages
than usual from our readers. Thank you to those who have
reached out to me! Whats on your mind? Shaped beads, of
course. About half of you love them and the other half, well,
lets just say youre not big fans of them. Everyone here at Beadwork agrees that its
challenging to keep up with all the latest bead styles, but were thrilled about the
buzz theyre creating. No matter where you stand, isnt it great to see how such tiny
beads can create such a huge stir?
If youre up for trying a new bead shape, choose from these projects, plus several
more designs, in this issue: Quickly create Abigail Myers Raindrops Bracelet
(page22) with a splash of SuperDuos and two-hole lentils. Sweet and tiny O beads
add dimension to Megan Millikens triangle weave O So Charming Bracelet
(page48). Give pyramid bead studs a try in Glorianne Ljubichs stunning Amphora
Necklace (page 56) and in Pharaohs Finery Bracelet, our cover project by Michelle
Gowland (page 52).
If shaped beads havent yet won you over, create these projects with more
common materials: Evelna Palmontov brings us an embellished cubic rightangle-weave bangle made of seed beads, pearls, fire-polished rounds, and crystal
bicones (page 70). The attractive components in Csilla Csirmazs Bluet Blooms
Bracelet require only seed beads, pearls, and rivolis (page 62). Put your Delicas
to work in our new Pattern Play four-part series, featuring a decorative
brick-stitch bracelet by Carole E. Hanley (page 26).
No matter which side of the shaped bead divide you stand on, I think we can
all agree that we love beads and beadweaving. Id love to hear your thoughts.
Have fun,

Melinda Barta
Editor, Beadwork magazine
mbarta@interweave.com

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DAWN DOUCETTE of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, shares her


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KATHLEEN TUCKER of Portland, Oregon, put her own twist on


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REGINA HOLZ of Dsseldorf, Germany, adapted Gwen Fishers


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CELIA MARTIN of Walla Walla, Washington, shows her


bracelet inspired by Barbara L. Graingers Diagonal Leaf Cuff
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THIS ISSUES FEATURED ARTISTS

Whats your most valuable secret beading trick?

Since I love working


with tiny seed beads, it
sometimes can be
challenging to thread
a very thin needle,
such as a size 15. I use
a pair of pliers to grasp
and steady the needle
while its being
threaded. This enables
me to thread from
either side of the
needle without it
slipping through
my fingers.

Planning ahead! For


sculptural peyote
work, planning ahead
is the key. Even if I
dont know where Im
going, I generally start
with a math count in a
multiple of twelve.
This gives me options
of even and odd.
Nancy Cain

When selecting beads


for your next project,
try color combinations
before stitching by
placing beads
together, as in a
pattern row, onto a
beading needle,
because beads in a
tube look very different when used in small
numbers.

I like to design necklaces directly on a


display bust.It helps
me determine proper
spacing and ensures
the necklace will sit
correctly when worn.
Megan Milliken

Carole E. Hanley

Sandie Bachand

I apply copious
amounts of microcrystalline wax to the ends
of FireLine and
WildFire beading
thread and then
depress the end of the
thread with flat-nose
pliers to make a chiseled edge that slides
right into the eye of
a needle!
Rae Burns

I started making most


of my clasps removable by sewing
TheBeadsmiths wire
guardians at the ends
of my pieces, picot
style. This allows me
to attach clasps with
jump rings, and it also
spreads out the strain
on the piece. No
matter what thread
I bead with, I use
6 lb or 8 lb FireLine
beading thread
for this step, make
a number of reinforcing passes, and add
a drop of G-S Hypo
Cement.
Michelle Gowland

I like to add new


thread by tying the
tail and the new
threads together. I
hold the threads parallel, create a loop, and
push the ends of the
two threads through
the loop together.
Then, I hold one
thread in one hand
and one thread in the
other hand and pull
them apart, causing
the knot to move right
down to the beadwork.
Then, I weave in the
tails, pulling the knot
into the beads.
Glorianne Ljubich

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Whenever I receive
magazines in the mail,
I cut out color combinations and jewelry
pieces as well as paint
swatches I like and put
them in an inspiration
binder. If Im having a
hard time designing
new patterns, I flip
through my binder
and it helps me get
through my beaders
block.
Abigail Myer

Like many things


in life, keep it
simple!Simplicity
is the key to making
things readily wearable.Complex designs
that use many bead
sizes and over-the-top
construction yield
stunning pieces, but
I want to wear my
jewelry in everyday
life, not hide it in the
jewelry box for one
special day.Keep
the lines clean and
neat.Jewelry should
enhance the wearers
style, not overpower it.

My secret trick is more


of a personal preference. I dont like to
end the thread while
beading; therefore,
I cut a much longer
thread than the instructions indicate,
so that it lasts longer.
Evelna Palmontov

Sue A. Neel

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What a delightful combination of beads and colors in this kit! Inspired


by these candy-like hues, I evoked my inner eight-year-old and
stitched a cuff bracelet for her. I made the base with flat peyote stitch,
embellished it with modified right-angle weave, and added little
circular square-stitched and fringed blossoms as a focal point. Using
the soutache ribbon as an adjustable closure lets both little and big
girls wear this cuff.

Ive made jewelry for more than twenty years but only recently
started beadweaving, so I was excited to see the seed beads. The
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but it gave a soft edge to the bracelet.

The challenge kit spoke to me of rainbows and nature. I created


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MEGAN LENHAUSEN

1. An expansion of the CzechMates


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tapestry needle are included


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The 2mm fire-polished rounds
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The 3.55mm ovals with 11.8mm
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stitch pro
TECHNIQUES YOU CANT BEAD WITHOUT

Master Thread Tension


for Tubular Peyote Stitch
Guest Contributor Nancy Cain

Learning and understanding the foundational aspect of peyote stitch and the role of
thread tension is the key to starting a structural shape. Whether you work tubular or
circular peyote stitch, the first five rounds
are the most important for setting tension
for the entire piece. The following information will help you master these starting
rounds, so youll be on your way
to creating super-tight
tubular peyotestitch
structures.

Pearl Romance, Beadwork,


August/September 2009

THE DESIGN: ROUNDS1 AND 2

THE TENSION: ROUND3

MATCH IT: ROUND 4

These rounds highlight the importance of math,


bead shape, and size in deciding what you want
to make. Let the beads do the work!
Deciding what you want your size and shape to
be will be the determining factor in choosing
what type, size, and number of beads are appropriate. Use size 15 or 11 seed beads for
rounded areas and cylinder beads such as
Delicas, Treasures, or Aikos for flat areas.
To form these first two rounds, string the beads
needed, then pass through all the beads again,
plus two more. You now have a direct line from
your tail to needle thread. Notice that youre
not using a knot at this point!

This round determines the tension of the piece.


Work this round flat as you would circular peyote stitch, keeping equal and tight tension between the working and tail threads. Adjust
tension as needed, keeping it consistent
throughout this round by pulling on both
threads. If you have difficulty making tight
stitches, see tips for thread waxing in Solving
Problems with Peyote Stitch on page 19. Note
that its possible to use tension thats too tight,
especially when working with matte beads. All
beads added in this round should sit to the
outside of Rounds1 and 2; if the beads flip or
twist inward, youve passed through or under
the existing threads in Rounds1 and 2 and the
stitch(es) should be redone.

This round matches the tension set in Round3


and makes a tube.
The beads of the previous round have more
spaces between them than the beads of
Round1. Stitching this round tight with equal
tail tension will reduce the spaces and pull the
beadwork into a tube. After three stitches, pull
equally with the needle and tail thread, then
pinch the stitches in place with your thumb
and index finger. Youre matching the tension
youve set in Round3. At the end of this round,
pull on the tail and needle threads simultaneously and dont let go until youve worked
through Round5.

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EXTR

E X T R A!
STABILIZE IT: ROUND5

SCULPT IT: ROUNDS6 AND BEYOND

This round stabilizes the tension.


You can tell if youve successfully maintained
equal tension between Rounds3 and 4 if
Round5 results in straight sidewalls. Are the
sidewalls curving inward? This tells you that
Round3 wasnt tight enough and Round4 was
over-tightened. Are the sidewalls bulging outward? This tells you that Round4 didnt match
Round3 tension. Practice Rounds15 until you
can get the walls nice and straight. The tension
is now set for the rest of the piece.

The following rounds create your sculpture.


From here on out, youre in control of creating
the shape. You may use increases, decreases, or
any other techniques in your arsenal and even
play around with adjusting your tension. Your
shape is entirely what you want it to be.
NANCY CAIN has taught peyote stitch since

1996 and is the 2015 Bead & Button Show Master


Class instructor on bead engineering with peyote
stitch. She has taught extensively nationally and
internationally and was a Beadwork Designer of
the Year in 2010. Her work has been published in
many books and exhibited in the Tokyo
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visit her website,
www.nancycain.com.

Solving Problems
with Peyote Stitch
Why is it curling?
Most people struggle with peyote stitch because of the twist and
curl that usually forms in Round3. Curl is caused by unequal tension
between the tail and the working threads in Round 3. If you pull
tighter on your working thread, the beads will follow and curve to
your dominant hand. If you pull tighter on your nondominant hand,
the beads will curve toward that hand. The key is to maintain equally
tight tension between the two threads.
Convention holds that we use beeswax or microcrystalline wax (my
personal favorite) and wax the working thread. The tension problem
isnt with your dominant hand . . . that hand knows whats going on;
the problem is with your nondominant hand that controls the tail.
What I do is wax the tail where you grip it. This will give you the
tension you need.

Jasmine Pearls, Beadwork,


December 2010/January 2011

This Is Just
the Beginning!
For more of Nancys valuable
tips and techniques that will
forever change the way
you bead, download her
on-demand web seminar,
Techniques for Sculptural
Peyote Stitch. Purchase
the download at
interweavestore.com.

What about the twist?


Simply stated: As you work Round3, if you weave under your
starting threads in Rounds1 and 2, the beads are simply following
your directions! The beads will go with the thread and twist
to the inside.
Tightening up your threads will help prevent you from mistakenly
passing under previous threads.

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quick & easy

FAST AND FASHIONABLE MUST- MAKE DESIGNS

Raindrops Bracelet
Abigail Myer

Only three simple rounds of circular peyote


stitch are needed to make the medallions
with dewdrop embellishments for this
versatile bracelet.

TECHNIQUE

circular peyote stitch


PROJECT LEVEL }{{
MATERIALS

2 g bronze gold size 11 Japanese


seed beads (A)
70 black AB 52.5mm SuperDuos (B)
24 honeydew luster Picasso 6mm
2-hole lentils(C)
36 matte peridot 46mm Czech
teardrops (D)
1 antiqued brass 18mm round
toggle clasp
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided
beading thread
Microcrystalline thread wax
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
FINISHED SIZE

7"

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1) MEDALLIONS. Use circular peyote stitch


to form the round components:
Round1: Use 2' of waxed thread to string
{1A and 1C} four times, leaving a 4" tail;
pass through the beads again to form a circle. Use the tail and working threads to tie
a knot. Pass through the first 1A/1C (inside
hole), then through the second (outer)
hole of the same C (Fig.1, green thread).
Note: You will change stitching direction
with each round.
Round2: String 1A, 2B, and 1A, then pass
through the outer hole of the next C in
Round1; repeat three times. Pass through
the first 1A/1B (inside hole) of this round,
then through the second (outer) hole of
the same B (Fig.1, blue thread).
Round3: String 2A, 1B, and 2A; pass through
the outer hole of the next B in Round2.
String 1D; pass through the outer hole of
the next B in Round2. String 2A, 1D, and

2A; pass through the outer hole of the next


B in Round2. String 1D; pass through the
outer hole of the next B in Round2. Repeat
from the beginning of this round. Pass
through the first 2A/1B (inside hole) of this
round, then through the outer hole of the
same B (Fig.1, red thread). Dont trim the
threads; set the medallion aside.
Repeat this entire step five times for a total of
6 medallions.
2) ASSEMBLY. Use the working thread of

one medallion to string 1B; pass through the


outer hole of the same B. Pass through the
outer hole of the B in Round3 on a second
medallion thats opposite the B where the
working thread exits. String 1B; pass through
the outer hole of the same B and the outer
hole of the first B exited in this step (Fig.2).
Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure
the threads and trim.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

artists tips
For a more dramatic look, use
longer daggers or larger drops in
place of the teardrops or
substitute two-hole triangle beads
for the lentils.
Experiment with colors and
textures of the beads to make a
fun statement piece.
Be sure to thoroughly wax your
braided beading thread and use a
size 11 or smaller beading needle
because it will allow you to make
many passes through each bead.
Fig.1: Stitching the medallion

Fig.2: Joining the medallions

Fig.3: Attaching one half of the clasp

Repeat this entire step four times to join the


medallions; on the first and last medallions,
trim only the tail threads and leave the working threads in place.
3) CLASP. Weave the working thread of one

end medallion through beads to exit the


outer hole of the Round3 end B. String 6A,
one half of the clasp, and 3A; pass back
through the third A added in this step.
String 2A; pass through the outer hole of
the last B exited (Fig.3). Repeat the thread
path to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim.
Repeat this entire step at the other end
of the bracelet, using the other half
of the clasp.

ABIGAIL MYER is a self-taught beader


who started beading in 1995 at the young
age of ten and hasnt stopped since. She now
specializes in beadweaving and netting and is
always looking to incorporate new beads and
twists into basic stitching. You can contact
Abigail at abigailmyer@gmail.com or
www.facebook.com/abigailelizabethdesigns.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: Toho seed beads, thread,
and lentils: Artbeads.com, (866) 715-2323.
SuperDuos and TierraCast clasp: Aunties
Beads, (866) 262-3237, www.auntiesbeads
.com. Teardrops: Funky Pretty Beads, (207)
747-5135, www.funkyprettybeads.com.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

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PATTERN PLAY: Project 1

Dancing Diamonds Bracelet

Carole E. Hanley

Use brick stitch to create this smooth,


flexible, ribbonlike bracelet with an
elegant scalloped edge and
an adjustable closure.

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SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

TECHNIQUES

ladder stitch
brick stitch
PROJECT LEVEL }{{
MATERIALS

2 g tarnished silver galvanized size 11


cylinder beads (A)
2 g opaque Ceylon cream size 11 cylinder
beads (B)
2 g opaque turquoise green size 11 cylinder
beads (C)
1 g opaque dark blue size 11 cylinder
beads(D)
1 g silver-lined gold size 11 cylinder beads (E)
1 gunmetal 612mm lobster clasp with
attached 4mm soldered jump ring
1 gunmetal 6mm jump ring
2" of gunmetal 3.55mm soldered curb chain
Cream size B nylon beading thread
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
FINISHED SIZE

6" (adjustable to 9")

This diamond bracelet from


British designer Carole E.
Hanley is the first project in

1) BAND. Use ladder stitch and brick stitch


to form the bracelet band:
Row1: Use 6' of thread to string 2A; pass
through the beads again and exit the
first A strung, leaving a 6" tail (Fig.1).
Row2 (increase): String 1A and 1B; pass
under the exposed thread loop between
the 2A of Row1, then pass back through
the B just added (Fig.2, blue thread).
String 1A; pass under the same exposed
thread loop and back through the last A
added (Fig.2, red thread).
Row3 (increase): String 1A and 1B; pass
under the nearest exposed thread loop
and back through the last B added. String
1B; pass under the next exposed thread
loop and back through the last B added.
String 1A; pass under the same exposed
thread loop as in the previous stitch and
back through the last A added (Fig.3,
blue thread).
Row4 (increase): String 1A and 1B; pass
under the nearest exposed thread loop
and back through the last B added. String
1C; pass under the next exposed thread
loop and back through the C just added.
String 1B; pass under the next exposed
thread loop and back through the last B
added. String 1A; pass under the same
exposed thread loop as in the previous
stitch and back through the last A added
(Fig.3, red thread).

our new four-part Pattern


Play series. Each design in
the series is made with brick
stitch and cylinder beads and
features original patterns with
creatively shaped edges. Look

Fig.1: Working
Row1

Fig.2: Stitching
Row2

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November 2015, and December
2015/January 2016 issues.
artists tip
Carole used the following Delica
color numbers for this project: #254
for A, #203 for B, #658 for C, #726 for
D, and #42 for E.

Fig.3: Working
Rows3 and 4

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PATTERN PLAY: Dancing Diamonds Bracelet


126

127
125

124

123

122

Fig.4: Brick-stitch
pattern

121

120
119

118

117

116

115

114

113
112
111

110

109

108

107

106

105

44

43

42

41

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

26

25

24

23

22

21

20

19
18

15

14
13

12
11

A
B

Fig.5: Forming a
decrease at the start
of Row20

17
16

10

9
8

5
4

Fig.6: Forming a
decrease at the end
of Row 20

3
2

artists tips
Use medium tension so the bracelet
remains flexible.
A light-colored thread is
recommended for the body of the
bracelet. If the thread shows too
much where it is stitched around the
chain and clasp, use a permanent
marker to color the thread to match
the end beads.

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ROWS
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Rows519 (increases): Continue in brick

stitch, following the pattern in Fig.4, to


form increases. Note: The last 2 stitches of
each row will be formed in the same
exposed thread loop.
Row20 (decrease): String 2A; skip the nearest exposed thread loop and pass under
the next exposed thread loop. Pass back
through the last A added (Fig.5, blue
thread). Pass back through the first 2A of
this row to make the edge bead sit flat
against the previous row (Fig.5, red
thread). Continue brick-stitching the row
as before, adding 1 bead to each exposed
thread loop and following the pattern in
Fig.4. Note: The last 2 stitches of decrease

rows are not formed in the same exposed


thread loop as when making increases
(Fig.6).
Rows2144: Continue in brick stitch, following the pattern in Fig.4. When working
increase rows, follow the thread path of
Row4; when working decrease rows, follow the thread path of Row20.
Rows45104: Repeat Rows2544 three
times.
Rows105109: Continue in brick stitch, following the pattern in Fig.4, to form
increases and decreases.
Rows110127 (decreases): Continue in
brick stitch, following the pattern in Fig.4,
to form decreases.
2) CLASP. String the ring of the clasp and
pass through the 2A of Row127; repeat the
thread path several times to reinforce. Secure
the working thread and trim. Using the tail
thread, repeat this entire step to attach one
end of the chain to Row1. Add the 6mm
jump ring to the open end of the chain.
CAROLE E. HANLEY came to beading almost
by accident via a knitting group. She lives in the
northeast of England, where she knits, crochets,
quilts, and continues to explore her main
passionbeadwork.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: Delica cylinder beads,
Nymo nylon beading thread, and all other
materials: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads,
(800) 355-2137, www.firemountaingems.com.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

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Garden Jewel Necklace

CINDY HOLSCLAW

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Bezel a crystal with an assortment of shaped and two-hole


Japanese seed beads and then string it, along with some
easy-to-make beaded beads, onto a delicate spiral rope.
1) PENDANT. Use a fringe variation and cir-

cular netting to form the pendant:


Pendant Round1: Use 5' of thread to string
1E, 1J, and 1E, leaving a 6" tail; pass back
through the J and through the first E
(Fig.1, green thread). String 1B, 3A, 1H,
1A, 1F, and 1A; pass through the second
hole of the same H. String 1A and 1F; skip
the first 2A added in the previous 3A set
and pass through the next 1A/1H (first
hole)/1A, then string 2A and 1B (Fig.1,
blue thread). Repeat from the beginning
of this round five times. Step up through
the first 1E/1J/1E added in this round to

form a ring (Fig.1, red thread). Note: You


will now begin working in the opposite
direction.
Pendant Round2: String 1B and 2A; pass
through the next 1A/1H (second hole)/1A
of Pendant Round1. String 2A and 1B; pass
through the next top E of Pendant
Round1. Repeat from the beginning of
this round five times (Fig.2, blue thread).
Pendant Round3: String 1B, 1C, and 1D;
pass through the next H (inside hole) of
Pendant Round1. String 1D, 1C, and 1B;
pass through the next top E of Pendant
Round1. Repeat from the beginning of
this round five times. Step up through the
first 1B/1C/1D added in this round (Fig.2,
red thread).

Fig.1: Forming
Round1 of the
pendant

TECHNIQUES

circular netting
fringe variation
spiral rope
PROJECT LEVEL }}{
MATERIALS

6 g teal luster size 15 Japanese


seed beads (A)
6 g teal luster size 11 Japanese
seed beads (B)
11 g metallic teal Duracoat size 11
Japanese seed beads (C)
1 g copper Duracoat size 11 Japanese
seed beads (D)
6 g copper Duracoat size 8 Japanese
seed beads (E)
17 g metallic gold iris 3.4mm magatama
drops (F)
1 g silver-lined teal 3.4mm magatama
drops (G)
5 g crystal Capri gold 5mm 2-hole Tilas (H)
6 light sapphire 3mm fire-polished
rounds (J)
1 foil-back zephyr blue 27mm crystal
rivoli
1 copper-plated 5.57mm magnetic clasp
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading
thread
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 11 or 12 beading needle
FINISHED SIZE

17" (with 1 17/8" pendant)

artists tip

Fig.2: Stitching
Rounds2 and 3 of
the pendant

Some Tila beads have a different


color on each side, giving them a
distinct front and back. If youre
using these two-sided beads,
check to make sure that theyre
facing the desired side when
youre stringing them.

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designer
of theyear

Fig.3: Working
Round4 of the
pendant

Fig.4: Adding
Rounds59 of the
pendant (back view
of pendant)

Fig.5: Stitching
Rounds10 and 11
of the pendant
(back view of
pendant)

Pendant Round4: String 1C, 1G, and 1C;

pass through the next D of Pendant


Round3. String 1A, 1G, 1C, 1G, and 1A;
pass through the following D of Pendant
Round3. Repeat from the beginning of
this round five times (Fig.3, blue thread).
Weave through beads to exit back through
the nearest bottom E of Pendant Round1,
toward the back of the beadwork (Fig.3,
red thread).
Pendant Round5: Turn the beadwork over.
Place the rivoli facedown in the beadwork
so the front touches Pendant Round1.
While holding the rivoli in place, string 1B,
2A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 2A, and 1B, then pass back
through the next bottom E of Pendant

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Round1; repeat five times, pulling tightly


to enclose the crystal. Step up through the
first 1B/2A/1B/1E of this round (Fig.4,
purple thread).
Pendant Round6: String 2B, 1D, and 2B and
pass through the next E of Pendant
Round5; repeat five times. Step up
through the first 2B/1D of this round
(Fig.4, orange thread).
Pendant Round7: String 2B, 1D, and 2B and
pass through the next D of Pendant
Round6; repeat five times. Step up
through the first 2B/1D of this round
(Fig.4, green thread).
Pendant Round8: String 1A, 1D, and 1A
and pass through the next D of Pendant

Round7; repeat five times. Step up


through the first 1A/1D of this round
(Fig.4, blue thread).
Pendant Round9: String 1B and pass
through the next D of Pendant Round8;
repeat five times. Repeat the thread path
of this round to secure. Weave through
beads to pass back through a bottom E of
Pendant Round1, exiting to the right of
the E (Fig.4, red thread).
Pendant Round10: String 1B, 4A, 1C, 1F, 1C,
4A, and 1B, then pass back through the
next bottom E of Pendant Round1; repeat
five times. Step up through the first
1B/4A/1C/1F of this round (Fig.5,
blue thread).

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Pendant Round11: String 1C and 1A; pass

through the next F of Pendant Round1


with your needle pointing toward the
work. String 1A, 1C, 1F, 1C, and 1A; pass
through the following F of Pendant
Round1 with your needle pointing away
from the work. String 1A and 1C; pass
through the next F of Pendant Round10.
Repeat from the beginning of this round
five times. Weave through beads to exit
from the third A added in this round
(Fig.5, red thread). Secure but dont
trim the thread.
2) BAIL. Use a fringe variation to form

the bail:
First Side: Use the working thread of the

pendant to string 1C, 1A, 1F, 1A, 1H, 1A, 1F,


and 1A and pass through the second hole
of the same H and through the next
1A/1F/1A; repeat five times. String 1C
(Fig.6, blue thread).
Second Side: Pass back through the
2B/1D/2B of Pendant Round6 on the back
of the pendant directly below the first H
of the first side of the bail so that the bail
forms a loop. String 1C and pass through
the 1A/1F/1A on the other side of the previous H; repeat five times. String 1C; pass
through the 1A/1C/1F/1C/1A of Pendant
Round11 (Fig.6, red thread). Weave
through the beads that border the H
on each side of the bail to reinforce.
Secure the thread and trim.

Fig.6: Forming the


bail (back view of
pendant)

artists tips
Try varying the number and positions of the
beaded beads. The beaded beads should fit
snugly on the spiral rope, with just enough
room to be strung but snug enough to stay in
place once positioned in the desired spot on
the rope. Use firm but not super-stiff thread
tension to stitch your beaded beads so that
they will fit on the rope. If needed, stitch
them to the rope to hold them in place.
A small lobster clasp can be used instead
of the magnetic clasp.

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Fig.8: Working
the spiral rope

Fig.7: Stitching the


beaded beads

3) BEADED BEADS. Work a fringe variation


to stitch the beaded beads:
Beaded Bead Round1: Use 2' of thread to
string 1A, 1F, 1A, 1H, 1A, 1F, and 1A. Pass
through the second hole of the same H
and the first 1A/1F/1A just strung. String
1C. Repeat from the beginning of this
round five times. Pass through the first
1A/1F/1A to form a tight circle. Pass
through the nearest H (first hole) and the
next top 1A/1F/1A (Fig.7, blue thread).
Note: You will now begin working in the
opposite direction.
Beaded Bead Round2: String 1C, then pass
through the next top 1A/1F/1A of Beaded
Bead Round1; repeat five times, forming a
barrel-shaped ring (Fig.7, red thread).
Repeat the entire thread path to reinforce.
Secure the threads and trim. Set the
beaded bead aside.
Repeat this entire step five times to form
6beaded beads.
4) SPIRAL ROPE. Form the necklace using

spiral rope:
Rope: Add a stop bead to 6' of thread, leav-

ing a 6" tail. String 5B, 1A, 1C, 1E, 1C, and
1A; pass through the 5B just added to form
a loop (Fig.8, blue thread). *String 1B, 1A,
1C, 1F, 1C, and 1A; pass through the last 4B
exited and the B just added (Fig.8, red
thread). Pull the loop tight and move it to
the left. String 1B, 1A, 1C, 1E, 1C, and 1A;
pass through the top 4B and the B just
added. Pull the loop tight and move it to
the left. Repeat from * for 16" or to the
desired length minus 1" for the clasp.
Clasp: String 1B, 4A, one half of the clasp,
and 4A; pass back through the B just

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Fig.9: Adding
the clasp

added and through the last loop of the


rope and the final 5B at the core of the
rope. Repeat the thread path to reinforce
(Fig.9). Secure the working thread and
trim. Remove the stop bead at the other
end of the rope and place a needle on the
tail thread. Repeat from the beginning
of this step at the other end of the rope,
using the second half of the clasp.
Secure the thread and trim.
5) STRINGING. Use the spiral rope to
string 3 beaded beads, the bail, and the
remaining 3 beaded beads. Situate the
beaded beads at the desired positions on
the rope to complete the necklace.
CINDY HOLSCLAW is a beading designer and

a national teacher who specializes in beadwork


inspired by science, geometry, and the natural
world. As a trained biochemist, Cindys background in science shapes her approach to her
designs, and she loves incorporating geometric
and chemical structures into her beadwork. Visit
interweavestore.com for Cindys on-demand
webinar, How to Make Beaded Beads. Visit her
website at www.beadorigami.com.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: Tila 2-hole squares: Caravan
Beads, (800) 230-8941, www.caravanbeads.com.
Swarovski crystal rivoli: Beyond Beadery,
(800) 840-5548, www.beyondbeadery.com.
Seed beads, magatama drops, clasp, and
all other materials: Out On A Whim,
(800) 232-3111, www.whimbeads.com.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

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SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

BARBARA FALKOWITZ AND AMY HAFTKOW YCZ

This project brings together beadweaving and simple


wireworking in one enchanting pair of earrings.

1) BODY. Form a wire hoop for the base

Row2: Use 3' of thread to string 1B; pass

TECHNIQUES

structure, string beads onto the wire, and


then work peyote stitch and picots:
Row1: Use one 4" piece of wire to form a
small (3mm) simple loop. String 3B, 1F
(narrow end first), 5D, and 1F (wide end
first). String {1C and 1A} nine times. String
1C, 1F (narrow end first), 5D, 1F (wide end
first), and 3B; form a simple loop at the
other end of the wire. Note: The beads will
fit very loosely on the wire; the wire will
later be trimmed to resize the loop. Shape
the beaded wire into a round hoop (Fig.1).

through the B again to form a stop bead,


leaving an 8" tail. Pass through the bottom
hole of the first C added in Row1. String
1D; pass through the bottom hole of the
next C. String 1C and pass through the
bottom hole of the next C; repeat six times.
String 1D; pass through the bottom hole of
the last C in Row1 (Fig.2, green thread).
Row3: String 1B; pass back through the bottom hole of the last C exited and weave
through beads to exit back through the
top hole of the first C added in Row2.
String 3A; pass through the bottom hole of
the C just exited to form a picot (Fig.2,
blue thread).

peyote stitch
picot
wireworking

Fig.1: Stringing Row1


and forming the hoop

PROJECT LEVEL }{{


MATERIALS

1 g sage Picasso size 15 seed beads(A)


1 g metallic mauve size 11 seed beads(B)
2.5 g dark eggplant metallic 52.5mm
SuperDuos (C)
32 soft jonquil gold opal 21.5mm crystal
rondelles (D)
6 soft jonquil gold opal 43mm crystal
rondelles (E)
12 antiqued copper 31mm fluted bead
caps (F)
2 antiqued copper 1418mm 1-to-2-hole
filigree connectors
1 pair of antiqued copper 1112mm
lever-back ear wires
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading
thread
9" of copper half-hard 22-gauge wire
TOOLS

Size 10 beading needle


Wire cutters
Round-nose pliers
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
FINISHED SIZE

2"

artists tips
Use half-hard wire so the hoops
maintain their shape.
Keep your thread tension loose
to prevent buckling the beadwork.

Fig.2: Working Rows24


of the body

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Before beginning this project,


be sure to check that both holes
of the SuperDuos are open.

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Row4: String 1D and pass through the bot-

tom hole of the next C; repeat. String 2C


and pass through the bottom hole of the
next C; repeat. String 1D and pass through
the bottom hole of the next C; repeat.
String 3A; pass back through the top hole
of the C just exited (Fig.2, red thread).
Weave through beads to exit from the last
C added in this row (Fig.3, green thread).
Row5: String 3A; pass through the bottom
hole of the C just exited. String 1E; pass
through the bottom holes of the next 2C.
String 1E; pass through the bottom hole of
the next C. String 3A; pass through the top
hole of the C just exited, the top holes of
the next 3C, the 3A previously added, the
bottom hole of the last C exited, and the
first E added in this row (Fig.3, blue
thread).
Row6: String 1B, 1F (narrow end first), 1E, 1F
(wide end first), and 1B; pass back through
the second E of Row5 (Fig.3, red thread).
Secure and trim the working thread; dont
trim the tail thread.
Untie the stop bead, leaving the bead on the
tail thread. Add a needle to the tail thread.
Pass through the bottom hole of the first C in
Row1 and the next 4 beads. Secure the
thread and trim.

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Fig.3: Stitching Rows5


and 6 of the body

2) FINISHING. Slide the beadwork down

the wire until it sits next to one of the simple


loops. Trim the end of the wire farthest from
the beadwork " past the end of the beadwork and form a 3mm simple loop. Reshape
the hoop as needed. Position the simple
loops so that you look at the sides, not
through the loops, while the beadwork is flat
on your work surface. Opening and closing
the simple loops as you would jump rings,
attach each simple loop to one bottom hole
of the connector. Attach 1ear wire to the top
hole of the connector.
3) Repeat Steps1 and 2 for a second
earring.

BARBARA FALKOWITZ and AMY


HAFTKOWYCZ , along with Barbaras daughter

Laina Goodman, are co-owners of Artful Beads


Studio and Workshop in Pennington, New Jersey,
and run an Etsy shop: www.artfulbeadstudio
.etsy.com. Their signature style of work often
combines a love of beadweaving techniques
with pressed-glass beads and other interesting
findings. Contact Barbara and Amy at
www.artfulbeadstudio.com and info@artful
beadstudio.com.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: All materials: Artful
Beads Studio and Workshop, (609) 737-1077,
www.artfulbeadstudio.com, www.artful
beadstudio.etsy.com.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

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Regal Rope Necklace

PENNY DIXON

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Pillows of O beads create a cheerful accent to the spiral


herringbone rope and add a whimsical, playful feel to the large
beaded bead.
1) ROPE. Use ladder and spiral herringbone

stitches to form the necklace ropes:


Rope Round1: Use 6' of thread to string 4C,
leaving a 6" tail; pass through the first 2C
again, arranging the beads so they sit side
by side in 2 equal columns. String 2C, then
pass through the last 2C of the previous
stitch and the 2C just added; repeat three
times to form six 2-beadhigh columns.
Stitch the first and last columns together
to form a ring, exiting from the top C of the
first column (Fig.1).
Rope Round2: String 2C, then pass down
through the next C of the previous round
and up through the following C; repeat
twice. Step up through the first C added in
this round (Fig.2, green thread; shown
flat for clarity).
Rope Round3: String 2C, then pass down
through the next C of the previous round
and up through the following 2C of the
previous 2 rounds; repeat twice. Step up
through the first C added in this round
(Fig.2, blue thread; shown flat for clarity).
Note: This type of step up begins the
twisted spiral.
Rope Round4 (fringe): String 1F and 1D;
pass back through the F to form a fringe.
Pass down through the next 2C of the previous 2 rounds and weave through beads
to exit the first C exited at the beginning of
this round, following the thread path of
Round3 (Fig.2, red thread; shown flat for

clarity). Note: Make sure this and the following fringes face the outside of the
beadwork.
Rope Rounds57: Repeat Rope Round3
three times.
Rope Round8: String 2C; pass down
through the next C of the previous round
and up through the following C. String 1F
and 1D; pass back through the F, down
through the next 2C of the previous
2rounds, and up through the following 3C
of the previous 3 rounds. Pass down
through the next 2C, up through the following 3C, down through the next 2C, and
up through the following C (Fig.3; shown
flat for clarity).
Rope Round9: String 2C; pass down
through the next C of the previous round
and up through the following 2C of the
previous 2 rounds; repeat. String 2C; pass
down through the next 2C of the previous
2 rounds and up through the following C.
Step up through the first C added in this
round (Fig.4; shown flat for clarity).
Rope Rounds10 and 11: Repeat Rope
Round3 twice.
Rope Round12 to end: Repeat Rope
Rounds811 until the rope is 7". Secure
the working and tail threads, but dont trim
either thread.
Finish: Weave through the beads of the final
round, following a ladder-stitch thread
path and without adding any beads.
Set aside.

TECHNIQUES

tubular and spiral herringbone stitches


ladder stitch
fringe
tubular peyote stitch
right-angle weave variation
tubular netting
PROJECT LEVEL }}}
MATERIALS

2 g metallic light gold permanent-finish


size 15 seed beads (A)
0.5 g gold-lustered light violet size 15
seed beads (B)
20 g metallic light gold permanent-finish
size 11 seed beads (C)
0.5 g seafoam-lined light topaz size 11
seed beads (D)
0.5 g metallic mauve permanent-finish
size 11 seed beads (E)
8 g jet vitrail 2X 3.81mm O beads (F)
1 g matte peridot vitrail 3.81mm
Obeads(G)
12 erinite 3mm crystal bicones (H)
4 pink metallic suede 3mm pressed-glass
rounds (J)
40 full amber 52.5mm SuperDuos (K)
16 pink metallic suede 52.5mm
SuperDuos (L)
1 gold-plated 5.59mm round magnetic
clasp
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading
thread
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
FINISHED SIZE

18"

Fig.1: Stitching Rope


Round1

artists tip
When attaching the center
components to each half of the large
beaded bead in Step 5, use your
fingers to pinch the work inward to
help create a dome shape.
Fig.2: Working Rope Rounds24

Fig.3: Adding Rope Round8

Fig.4: Stitching Rope Round9

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Fig.5: Forming Small


Bead Rounds1 and 2

2) SMALL BEADED BEAD. Use tubular


peyote stitch, right-angle weave, and tubular
netting to form a small beaded bead at the
end of a rope:
Small Bead Round1: Use the working
thread of the previous rope to string 1A,
then pass down through next C of the previous round and up through the following
C; repeat twice. Pass through the first A
added and the next 2C of the final round
of the rope (Fig.5, blue thread; shown flat
for clarity). Note: You will now begin stitching in the opposite direction.
Small Bead Round2: String 1A, then pass
back down through the next C of the previous round and up through the following
C; repeat twice. Pass through the first A
added in this round (Fig.5, red thread;
shown flat for clarity).
Small Bead Round3: String 1E and pass
through the next A of the previous rounds;
repeat five times and step up through
the first E added in this round (Fig.6,
turquoise thread; end view of rope
shown for clarity).
Small Bead Round4: String 1E and pass
through the next E of Small Bead Round3;
repeat five times and step up through
the first E added in this round (Fig.6,
orange thread).
Small Bead Round5: String 1A, 1K, and 1A;
pass back through the next E of Small
Bead Round4, through the 1A/1K (inner
hole)/1A just added, and through the following E of Small Bead Round4. *String 1A
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previous stitch, the last E exited, and the A


just added. String 1K and 1A; pass back
through the next E of Small Bead Round4,
the last A exited in the previous stitch, the
1K (inner hole)/1A just added, and the next
E of Small Bead Round4. Repeat from *
and pass through the first A added in this
round. String 1K; pass through the last A
added and weave through beads to exit
from the last K (inner hole) added (Fig.6,
purple thread). Note: You will now begin
stitching in the opposite direction at
the end of this and many of the
following rounds.
Small Bead Round6: String 1E and pass
back through the next K (inner hole) of
Small Bead Round5; repeat five times. Pass
through the first E added in this round and
the inner and outer holes of the next K
(Fig.6, green thread).
Small Bead Round7: String 1A, 1H, and 1A,
then pass through the outer (second) hole
of the next K of Small Bead Round5; repeat
five times. Pass through the first 1A/1H
added in this round (Fig.6, blue thread).
Small Bead Round8: String 1A, 1K, and 1A,
then pass through the next H of Small
Bead Round7; repeat five times. Pass
through the first 1A added in this round
and the inner and outer holes of the next K
(Fig.6, red thread).
Small Bead Round9: String 1E and pass
through the second hole of the next K of
Small Bead Round8; repeat five times
(Fig.7, orange thread; beads of Small
Bead Rounds17 removed for clarity).

Fig.6: Adding Small


Bead Rounds38

Small Bead Round10: String 1A, 1E, and 1A;

pass through the last K (second hole)


exited and the 1A/1E/1A just added. Pass
back through the next K (second hole) of
Small Bead Round8. **String 1A and 1E;
pass through the nearest A of the previous
stitch, back through the last K (second
hole) exited, and through the last A added.
String 1E and 1A; pass through next K (second hole) of Small Bead Round8, the nearest A of the previous stitch, the 1E/1A just
added, and back through the next K (second hole) of Small Bead Round8. Repeat
from ** and pass through the first 1A/1E
added in this round (Fig.7, purple thread).
Small Bead Round11: String 1A and pass
through the next E of Small Bead Round10;
repeat five times. Pass through the first A
added in this round (Fig.7, green thread).
Small Bead Round12: String 1A and pass
through the next 2A of Small Bead
Round11; repeat twice. Pass through
the first A added in this round (Fig.7,
blue thread).
Small Bead Round13: Pass through the 3A
added in Small Bead Round12 (Fig.7,
red thread).
Small Bead Round14 (fringe): Weave
through beads to exit 1H of Small Bead
Round7. String 1C, 1F, and 1D, then pass
back through the F, string 1C, and pass
through the next H of Small Bead Round7
(Fig.8); repeat five times. Secure the working thread and trim.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to form a second rope
and small beaded bead.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Fig.8: Working Small Bead


Round14 (fringe)
Fig.7: Stitching Small Bead
Rounds913

Fig.9: Forming Large Bead


Rounds1 and 2

3) LARGE BEADED BEAD HALVES. Use

tubular right-angle weave, peyote stitch, and


fringe to form two halves of the Large
Beaded Bead:
Large Bead Round1: Use 3' of new thread
to string {1D and 1K} eight times, leaving a
14" tail. Pass through all the beads again,
the first D, and the inner and outer holes of
the first K strung (Fig.9, blue thread).
Large Bead Round2: String 1B, 1C, 1G, 1L,
1G, 1C, and 1B; pass through the outer
(second) hole of the K last exited and the
first 1B/1C added in this stitch. *String 1G,
1L, 1G, 1C, and 1B; pass back through the
next K (second hole) of Large Bead
Round1. String 1B; pass through the first C
of the previous stitch and the 1G/1L/1G/1C
added in this stitch. String 1B; pass
through the next K (second hole) of Large
Bead Round1. String 1B, 1C, 1G, 1L, and
1G; pass through the nearest C of the previous stitch, the first B of the current stitch,
the last K (second hole) exited in Large
Bead Round1, and the next 1B/1C. Repeat
from * twice. String 1G, 1L, and 1G; pass
through the nearest C of the first stitch in
this round. String 1B; pass through the
nearest K (second hole) of Large Bead
Round1. String 1B; pass through the nearest C of the previous stitch (Fig.9, red
thread). Repeat the entire thread path
of this round. Secure the thread, but
dont trim it.

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Fig.11: Stitching
Center Rounds17

Fig.12: Working Center


Rounds810

Fig.10: Adding Large


Bead Rounds36

Large Bead Round3: Use the tail thread to

pass back through the inner (first) hole of


the nearest K of Large Bead Round1.
String 1C, 1D, and 1C; pass back through
the last K (first hole) exited and the first C
added in this stitch. **String 1D and 1C;
pass through the next K (first hole) of
Large Bead Round1, the nearest C of the
previous stitch, and the 1D/1C just added.
Pass back through the next K (first hole) of
Large Bead Round1. String 1C and 1D;
pass through the nearest C of the previous
stitch, the K (first hole) last exited, and the
last C added. Repeat from ** twice. String
1D; pass through the nearest C of the first
stitch in this round, the nearest K (first
hole) of Large Bead Round1, the C of the
previous stitch, the last D added, and
the first D added in this round (Fig.10,
purple thread).
Large Bead Round4: String 1A and pass
through the next 2D of Large Bead
Round3; repeat three times. Pass through
the first A added in this round (Fig.10,
green thread).
Large Bead Round5: String 1C and pass
through the next A of Large Bead Round4;
repeat three times. Pass through the first C
added in this round (Fig.10, blue thread).
Large Bead Round6: Pass through the 4C
added in Large Bead Round5 (Fig.10, red
thread). Secure the tail thread, but dont
trim it; weave through beads to exit from
1C of Large Bead Round5. Set aside.
Repeat this entire step to form the second
half of the large beaded bead.

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4) CENTER COMPONENTS. Use tubular


peyote stitch, netting, and fringe to form
components that will be used to join the two
halves at the center of the large beaded
bead:
Center Round1: Use 2' of new thread to
string 4C, leaving a 4" tail; pass through
the first 2C to form a circle (Fig.11, pink
thread).
Center Round2: String 1C and pass through
the next C of the previous round; repeat
three times. Step up through the first C
added in this round (Fig.11, turquoise
thread).
Center Round3: Repeat Center Round2
(Fig.11, orange thread).
Center Round4: String 2C and pass through
the next C of Center Round3; repeat three
times. Step up through the first C added in
this round (Fig.11, purple thread).
Center Round5: String 1A; pass through
the next C of the previous round. String 1C
and pass through the next C of the previous round; repeat twice. Repeat from the
beginning of this round and step up
through the first A added in this round
(Fig.11, green thread).
Center Round6: String 1A and 1C; pass
through the next C of the previous round.
String 1C and pass through the next C of
the previous round; repeat. String 1C and
1A; pass through the next A of the previous round. Repeat from the beginning of
this round and pass through the next
1A/3C (Fig.11, blue thread).

Center Round7: String 3A; pass through

the last 2C exited and the next 3C to form


a net. String 3A; pass through the last 2C
exited and the next 1C/3A/3C to form a
net. Repeat from the beginning of this step
and weave through beads to exit from the
fifth C added in Center Round4 (you will
exit toward an A of Center Round5)
(Fig.11, red thread).
Center Round8 (fringe): String 1F and 1D;
pass back through the F and through the
next C of Center Round4. Weave through
the next 5 beads of Center Rounds3 and 4
to exit from the first C added in Center
Round4. String 1F and 1D; pass back
through the F and through the next C of
Center Round4. Weave through 2 beads to
exit from the third C added in Center
Round2 (Fig.12, green thread).
Center Round9: *String 1F and 1D, then
pass back through the F and through the
next C of Center Round2; repeat three
times. Pass through the nearest C of Center
Round1 (Fig.12, blue thread).
Center Round10: String 1F and 1D; pass
back through the F. Pass through the third
C of Center Round1. Weave through beads
to exit a 3A net of Center Round7 (Fig.12,
red thread). Secure and trim the tail
thread, but dont trim the working thread.
Repeat this entire step three times for a
total of 4 center components. Set all but
one aside.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

5) LARGE BEADED BEAD ASSEMBLY.

Use the center components to join the two


halves of the large beaded bead:
Connection1: Using the working thread of
1 center component, pass through the second hole of 1L in Large Bead Round2 on
the wide end of one large beaded bead
half. Pass through the 3A of the next
Center Round7 net and the nearest C of
Center Round7 (Fig.13, purple thread).
*String 1A, 1J, and 1A; pass through the
next C of Center Round7, the 3A of the
next Center Round7 net, and the second
hole of 1L in Large Bead Round2 of the
other large beaded bead half. Pass through
the nearest 3A/1C of Center Round7.
Repeat from * and pass through the nearest 2A of Center Round7 (Fig.13, green
thread). String 1A; pass through the second hole of the next L of Large Bead
Round2 on the first half of the large
beaded bead. String 1A; skip the first A of
the nearest Center Round7 net of a new
center component and pass through the
next 2A (Fig.13, blue thread; shown flat
for clarity).
Connection2: Repeat Connection1, using
the working thread of the new center
component, and instead of adding the second J, pass back through the first J added
in the previous connection (Fig.13, red
thread). Secure the thread and trim.
Connection3: Repeat Connection2 using
the working thread of the third center
component. Secure the thread and trim.

Connection4: Repeat Connection2, using

the remaining center component and


instead of adding any J, pass back through
the J of Connection1 and Connection3.
Weave through the top and bottom edges
of Connection1 and Connection2 to reinforce the beadwork.
6) NECKLACE ASSEMBLY. Connect the

components to complete the necklace:


Joining beaded beads: Use the working

thread of Connection4 to weave through


beads to exit from 1C of Large Bead
Round5 on one half of the large beaded
bead and string 2G; pass through 1A of
Small Bead Round12 on 1 small beaded
bead. Pass back through the 2G just added
and through the last C exited in Large
Bead Round5 and the next C of Large
Bead Round5 (Fig.14, purple thread).
Pass through the 2G just added and the
next A of Small Bead Round12. Pass back
through the 2G and the first C exited of
Large Bead Round5 (Fig.14, green
thread). Pass through the 2G and the next
A of Small Bead Round12. Pass back
through the 2G and through the next C of
Large Bead Round5 (Fig.14, blue thread).
Pass through the 2G and the nearest 2A of
the small beaded bead (Fig.14, red
thread). Secure the thread and trim.
Repeat this entire step on the other side of
the large beaded bead using the working
thread from Connection1 and the
remaining small beaded bead.

Clasp: Using the tail thread of 1 rope, repeat

Small Bead Round1, using C in place of A


and adding a total of 6C. Pass through the
6C just added and the first 2C again
(Fig.15, blue thread). String 3A, one half
of the clasp, and 3A; pass back through the
fifth C just added, the 3A/clasp/3A just
added, and the second C added in this section (Fig.15, red thread). Repeat the
thread path several times to reinforce.
Secure the thread and trim. Repeat this
entire section using the tail thread of
the other rope and the second half of
the clasp.
PENNY DIXON became captivated with

beading in 2009. She loves the constant learning


and limitless creativity that beading offers.
Teaching and being a TrendSetters designer for
Starman Inc. has only enhanced her love for
beading and design. Contact her at pendixon@
gmail.com or visit her at www.pennydixon
designs.com.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: Seed beads and pressedglass rounds: Bohemian Beads and Button,
(208) 221-2053, www.bohemianbeadsand
button.com. Clasp, beading thread, and all
other materials: FusionBeads.com,
(888) 781-3559.

Fig.13: Stitching
Connections 1 and 2

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Fig.14: Joining the


beaded beads

Fig.15: Attaching
the clasp

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Fig.1: Forming
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Fig.2: Working Stitch2

Fig.3: Adding Stitch3

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This triangle-weave bracelet combines seed beads
with O beads to form a lacy, yet structured piece.

MEGAN MILLIKEN

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SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

1) BAND. Use triangle weave to form the

TECHNIQUES

band:

triangle weave
fringe

Row1, Unit1: Use 5' of thread to string 1A,

PROJECT LEVEL }}{


MATERIALS

16 g metallic bronze size 8 Japanese seed


beads (A)
16 g matte peridot AB 3.81mm O beads (B)
1 celsian half-coat luster 8mm fire-polished
round
White 10 lb WildFire thermally bonded
beading thread
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 12 beading needle
FINISHED SIZE

7"

1
2

1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, and 1A, leaving an 8" tail.
Use the working and tail threads to tie a
square knot and form a circle; pass
through the first 1A/1B/2A strung (Fig.1,
orange thread).
Row1, Unit2: String 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, and 1B;
pass through the last 2A exited and the
first 1B/2A/1B/2A just added (Fig.1, purple thread).
Row1, Unit3: Repeat Row1, Unit2 (Fig.1,
green thread).
Row1, Unit4: String 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, and 1B;
pass through the last 2A exited and the
first 1B/2A just added (Fig.1, blue thread).
Row1, Units5 and 6: Repeat Row1, Unit4
twice (Fig.1, red thread).
Row2, Unit1: Repeat Row1, Unit2 (Fig.2,
pink thread).
Row2, Unit2: Repeat Row1, Unit4 (Fig.2,
turquoise thread).
Row2, Unit3: Repeat Row1, Unit2 (Fig.2,
orange thread).
Row2, Unit4: String 1B; pass through the
nearest 2A of the previous row. String 1B,
2A, and 1B; pass through the last 2A exited
in the previous unit. Weave through beads
to exit the 2A added in this unit (Fig.2,
purple thread).

3
4
5

8
7

through the nearest 2A of the previous


row. String 1B; pass through the last 2A
exited and the 1B/2A just added (Fig.2,
green thread).
Row2, Units6 and 7: Repeat Row1, Unit4
and Row1, Unit2 (Fig.2, blue thread).
Row2, Unit8: String 1B; pass through the
nearest 2A of the previous row. String 1B,
2A, and 1B; pass through the last 2A exited
in the previous unit. Pass through the next
1B/2A/1B/2A of the previous unit to exit
toward the top right end of the beadwork
(Fig.2, red thread).
Row3: Repeat Row2, this time exiting
toward the bottom right end of the beadwork after completing Unit8 (Fig.3). Note:
If desired, flip the beadwork so youre
working bottom to top as when following
Fig.2.
Rows416: Repeat Row2 thirteen times.
Note: If adjusting the length of the bracelet, repeat Row2 until the bracelet is about
" shorter than the desired length, ending
with an even number of rows.

1
2

6
5

Fig.1: Forming
Row1 of the band

Row2, Unit5: String 1B, 2A, and 1B; pass

3
4

4
3

5
6

2
1

7
8

Fig.2: Adding Row2 of


the band
Fig.3: Stitching Row3 of
the band

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

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O So Charming Bracelet
KITS
AVAILABLE
artists tips
Use a monochromatic mix of seed
beads and O beads for a subtle finish.
Use 3mm bicones in place of the
seed beads for a sparkly, shimmering
look.

After securing the threads with a


knot, finish the ends with a thread
burner for added security.

Fig.4: Working Row17


of the band

Fig.5: Creating the


clasp loop

Fig.6: Forming the fringe


bead for the clasp

Row17, Unit1: Weave through beads to

exit down through the second 2A set


added in Row16, Unit6. Repeat Row1,
Unit4 (Fig.4, blue thread).
Row17, Unit2: Repeat Row2, Unit5 (Fig.4,
red thread).
2) CLASP. Form a clasp by making a short
fringe and a loop:
Loop: Pass through to the next 1B/2A/1B/
2A/1B of the current unit. String 14A; pass
back through the second B added in
Row17, Unit1 and the next 2A/1B/2A/
1B/2A (Fig.5, blue thread). Pass back
through the 14A of the loop and the nearest 2A of Row17, Unit2 (Fig.5, red thread).
Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure
the working thread and trim; dont trim the
tail thread.

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Fringe: Add a needle to the tail thread.

Weave through beads to exit back through


the second B added in Row1, Unit3
(Fig.6, green thread). String 3A, the 8mm
round, and 1A; pass back through the
8mm round and the next A to form a
fringe. String 2A; pass through the third B
added in Row1, Unit4 and the next
2A/1B/2A/1B/2A (Fig.6, blue thread).
Pass back through all the beads of the
fringe, the first 2A set of Unit3 in Row1,
and the next 1B/2A (Fig.6, red thread).
Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure
the thread and trim.

MEGAN MILLIKEN is a designer and


instructor specializing in beadwork and
assemblage jewelry. She has created tutorials
for Beadaholique and CraftArtEdu, is a member
of the 20142015 Starman TrendSetters team,
and creates jewelry and tutorials for her own
line, Megan Milliken Designs. Contact Megan
at www.meganmillikendesigns.com.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: Toho seed beads,
O beads, fire-polished round, and WildFire
thread: Beadaholique, (866) 834-4618,
www.beadaholique.com.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

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Pharaohs Finery Bracelet


Feel like a pharaohs queen in this lush bracelet
featuring pyramid bead studs, Rullas, leather,
and a simple variation of brick stitch.

MICHELLE GOWLAND

ON
THE
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SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

TECHNIQUE

brick stitch variation


PROJECT LEVEL }{{
MATERIALS

0.5 g yellow size 15 seed beads (A)


5 g silver-lined copper AB size 8 seed
beads(B)
5 g metallic antiqued copper size 8 seed
beads (C)
10 g chalk travertine Picasso 53mm Rullas (D)
14 opaque green Picasso 12mm 2-hole
pyramid bead studs (E)
52 turquoise 64mm crystal rondelles (F)
56 antiqued copper 41mm daisy spacers (G)
1 antiqued copper 22mm shank button
6' of brown 1mm leather cord
Natural SoNo nylon thread
Microcrystalline wax
Jewelry cement
TOOLS

Scissors
2 size 11 beading needles
Painters tape
8 11" clipboard
Awl
FINISHED SIZE

7"

1) INNER BAND. Use a variation of brick

Inner Stitch2: String 1F and 1G; pass

stitch to create the inner portion of


the bracelet:
Prepare: Fold one 3' piece of cord in half.
Tape the edge of the folded end to the left
side of the clipboard, with the clipboard in
a landscape orientation. Adjust the top
and bottom cords so they run parallel to
each other and are 1" apart. Add a needle
to the center of 6' of thread and bring the
ends together to form a 3' doubled thread.
Knot the end of the doubled thread onto
the bottom cord next to the tape.
Inner Stitch1: String 1F, 1G, 1E (left hole),
1G, and 1F; arrange the beads between
both cords, then pass the needle under the
top cord. Pass over the top cord and back
through the beads just strung, exiting over
the top of the bottom cord. Adjust this first
stitch so that 118" of exposed cord remains
at the fold or enough to fit around the button; this forms the clasp loop. To work a
forward stitch, pass behind the bottom
cord and up through the center opening,
pulling the needle and thread toward the
second hole of the E just added (Fig.1,
blue thread). Note: This will wrap the
thread around the cord; work the following forward stitches in the same manner.
Make sure all E are strung faceup.

through the second (right) hole of the E


just added. String 1G and 1F; arrange the
beads between the cords, then pass under
and then over the top cord and back
through the beads added in this stitch,
exiting over the top of the bottom cord.
Work a forward stitch, exiting about
316" away from the last bead exited
(Fig.1, red thread).
Inner Stitches326: Repeat Stitches1 and 2
twelve times for a total of 13E.
Inner Stitch27: Work 2 forward stitches,
exiting " away from the last bead exited.
String 1G, 1E (left hole), and 1G; arrange
the beads between the cords, pulling the
cords toward each other to bend them
around the last 2F added and aligning the
E with all previously strung E. Pass under
and then over the top cord and back
through 1G/1E (same hole)/1G, exiting
over the top of the bottom cord. Work a
forward stitch (Fig.2, blue thread).
Inner Stitch28: Repeat Stitch27, passing
through the second (right) hole of the E in
Stitch27 instead of stringing a new E and
omitting the final forward stitch (Fig.2,
red thread). Secure the threads and trim.

Fig.1: Working Inner


Stitches1 and 2

Fig.2: Forming Inner


Stitches27 and 28

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

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Pharaohs Finery Bracelet

artists tips
Once youve gained an
understanding of the general
technique, vary the size of the
stud beads, mix in Czech
2-hole tile beads, work
additional rows, add edgings
with picots or other stitches,
and play around with more fun
material variations.
Make a narrow version by
weaving only the inner band.
Only shank buttons will
work; buttons with holes
would be too difficult to
attach.
Braided beading thread can
be used instead of nylon
thread; be sure to choose a
color that blends well with the
cord.
If needed, work more than
one forward stitch to get to
where you need to be to add
the next stitches.

2) OUTER BAND. Use a variation of


brick stitch to add a row around the
entire inner band:
Outer Stitch1: Remove the tape and clipboard. Lay the beadwork on your work surface and center one 3' piece of cord at the
folded end of the Inner Band, with the new
(outer) cords ends parallel to the top and
bottom inner cords. Place a needle at each
end of one 6' piece of thread. Wrap the
middle of the thread around the center of
the folded end of the inner cord formed in
Inner Stitch1. Use one needle to string 1D,
1B, and 1C; pass under and then over the
outer cord, then back through the
1C/1B/1D (same hole) just strung, exiting
over the top of the inner cord. Work a forward stitch (Fig.3, blue thread).
Outer Stitch2: Pass through the second
(right) hole of the D just added. String 1B
and 1C; pass under and then over the
outer cord, then back through the 1C/1B
just added and the second hole of the D
just exited, exiting on top of the inner
cord. Work a forward stitch, exiting
18" away from the last bead exited
(Fig.3, red thread).
Outer Stitches, Top and Bottom: Using the
current (top) needle and working along the
top inner cord, repeat Outer Stitches1 and
2 seven times; set this top needle and
thread aside. Use the other (bottom) needle

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Fig.3: Working Outer Stitches1 and 2

to repeat Outer Stitches1 and 2 seven times


along the bottom inner cord; set this bottom needle and thread aside. Repeat Outer
Stitches1 and 2, continuing to alternate
between top and bottom edges to maintain even tension, until both edges meet
the last F of the inner band (Fig.4, blue
thread). Note: Add as many stitches as
needed to keep the work flat; this sample
has a total of 118 stitches (59 D).
Outer Stitches, End (Top): Shape the top
outer cord into a gentle curve to position it
outside the top inner cord and final E. Use
the top needle to repeat Outer Stitches1
and 2, but dont work the final forward
stitch. Note: This will leave a triangular
gap between the last 2D added (Fig.5,
red thread).
Outer Stitches, Triangular Gap: Pass down
through the beadwork below the top inner
cord, then *pass the thread up in between
the last 2D added in the top outer stitches.
String 2A, 1B, and 1C; pass under and then
over the top outer cord, back through the
1C/1B/2A just added, over the top inner
cord, and down through the beadwork
(Fig.5, green thread). Pass up through
the last 2A/1B added. String 1C; pass under
and then over the top outer cord, then
back through the last 1C/1B/2A exited
(Fig.5, blue thread).

Fig.4: Completing Outer Stitches, Top and


Bottom and forming Outer Stitches, Top End

Outer Stitches, End Gap: Weave through

beads to exit down through the last B at


the end of the beadwork, exiting toward
the second hole of the last D added. String
1B and 1C; pass under and then over the
top outer cord and back through the
1C/1B just added. Work 2 forward stitches
above the final 1G/1E (Fig.5, red thread).
Secure the top thread and trim.
Outer Stitches, End and Gaps (Bottom):

Use the bottom needle to repeat Outer


Stitches, End, Triangular Gap, and End Gap
on the bottom edge. Secure the bottom
thread and trim.
3) CLASP BUTTON. Join the 2top cords

with an overhand knot as close as possible to


the top-right corner of the last E; repeat using
the 2bottom cords at the bottom-right corner of the last E. Note: Use an awl to help
position the knots as close as possible to the
last E. Turn the beadwork over. Use 1top cord
and 1bottom cord together to string the
button with the front facedown, matching
the direction of the tops of the E; tie an overhand knot. Pull the remaining top and bottom cords up over the shank and use an
overhand knot to join all 4cords, positioning
this knot on top of the previous one. Dab
jewelry cement on the knots to secure, and
trim the cords about " from the final knot
(Fig.6; back view of beadwork).

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Fig.5: Filling Outer


Stitches, Triangular
Gap and End Gap

Fig.6: Attaching
the clasp button

MICHELLE GOWLAND lives in Bluffton, South

Carolina, with her boyfriend and three dogs.


Savannah, Hilton Head, and Charleston supply
Michelle with all the colors, scenery, and
two-hole bead supplies she needs for beaded
bliss! Michelle beads with the Coastal Bead
Society (www.coastalbeadsociety.org); you can
contact her at mdgdesignsjewelry@gmail.com.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

RESOURCES Check your favorite bead


retailer or contact: Seed beads and Rullas:
Goody Beads, (952) 938-2324, www.goody
beads.com. Bead studs: Beads on Cannon,
(843) 723-5648, www.beadsoncannon.com.
Daisy spacers and leather cord: Michaels, (800)
642-4235, www.michaels.com. Thunder Polish
crystal rondelles, SoNo beading thread, and
G-S Hypo Cement: Fire Mountain Gems and
Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.firemountain
gems.com. Button: Hancock Fabrics, (877)
322-7427, www.hancockfabrics.com.

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Amphora Necklace

GLORIANNE LJUBICH

Capture the glow of richly hued two-hole stud beads


by enveloping them with gilded seed beads and
drops, lending an air of antiquity to this magnificent
three-dimensional pendant.

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TECHNIQUES

square stitch
tubular and flat herringbone stitches
ladder stitch
PROJECT LEVEL }}}
MATERIALS

16 g gilded marble lavender size 11 Japanese


seed beads (A)
3 g metallic dark gold 3.4mm Japanese
drops(B)
7 silver purple glow 12mm 2-hole pyramid
stud beads (C)
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
Thread conditioner
TOOLS

Scissors
Thread burner
Size 12 beading needles
FINISHED SIZE

20" (with 2" pendant)

1) PLAIN BEZELS. Work square stitch

around pyramid bead studs to form plain


bezels:
Plain Round1: Use 4' of thread to string 1A,
1C (right hole), and 1A, leaving a 4" tail;
pass back through the C (right hole) and
the first A strung (Fig.1, green thread).
String 3A; pass through the second hole of
the same C. String 3A; pass through the
second A added in this round (Fig.1, blue
thread). String 9A; pass through the nearest 4A along the bottom side of the C.
String 11A; pass through the next 1A
(Fig.1, red thread). Weave through the A
of this round again to reinforce, tying
knots between beads. Secure and trim the
tail thread; secure but dont trim the working thread. Note: Make sure all C are strung
faceup.
Plain Round2: Use A to work 1 round of
square stitch off of Round1 so that
Round2 lies closer to the top of the C
(Fig.2, blue thread; side view shown for
clarity). Weave through the 28A of this
round to reinforce, exiting from 1A of
Round1 adjacent to a hole of the C (Fig.2,
red thread; side view shown for clarity).
Set aside.
Repeat this entire step four times for a total
of 5 plain bezels.

Fig.1: Forming Round1 of a


plain bezel

Fig.2: Adding Round2 of


the plain bezel

2) EMBELLISHED BEZELS. Work square


stitch around new plain bezels to form
embellished bezels:
Embellished Rounds1 and 2: Use 5' of
thread to repeat Step 1, Rounds1 and 2.
Weave through beads to exit from the
fourth A from a corner of Round1 (the
center A along the side of the C).
Embellished Round3: Work square stitch
off of Round1 with 1 bead in each stitch in
the following order: 1B, 1A, 1A, 1B, 1B, 1A,
and 1A; repeat three times (Fig.3, blue
thread; back view of beadwork shown for
clarity). Pass through all of the beads
added in this round again to reinforce; exit
from the second A added in this round
(Fig.3, red thread). Set aside.
Repeat this entire step for a total of 2 embellished bezels.
3) CUBE. Stitch plain and embellished

bezels together to form the body of the


pendant:
Cube Faces 14, bottom join: Add a needle
to the remaining thread of 1 plain bezel,
pass through the nearest hole of the C,
exiting between Plain Rounds1 and 2, and
then remove the needle; repeat with
3more plain bezels. Line up the previous
4plain bezels faceup so the holes of the C
run from left to right and the threads exit
right. Add a needle to the thread of the
first plain bezel. String 1B, then pass
through the bottom hole of the C in the
next plain bezel, being careful to pass
between Plain Rounds1 and 2 on the side
of the bezel; repeat twice. String 1B; pass
between Plain Rounds1 and 2 and
through the bottom hole of the C in the
first plain bezel to form a cube with the
points of the C facing out (Fig.4, blue
thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce and tighten. Secure the current
thread and trim.

Fig.3: Forming Round3 of an


embellished bezel

Fig.4: Connecting Faces14

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Fig.5: Joining Faces14


to the top bezel

Fig.6: Forming Rounds1


and 2 of the crown

Fig.7: Stitching
Rounds36 of the crown

Cube Faces 14, top join: Add a needle to

the second plain bezels thread; if youre


not already in position, weave through
beads to exit from the right of the top hole
of the C, exiting between Plain Rounds1
and 2. Repeat Cube, Faces 14, bottom
join, this time passing through the top
holes of the C (Fig.4, red thread). Repeat
the thread path to reinforce and tighten.
Secure all of the threads and trim.
Top assembly: Hold 1 embellished bezel
over one open end of the cube with the C
pointing out. *Use a square-stitch thread
path to connect the 5 nearest center beads
of Embellished Round3 to the 5 nearest
center beads of Plain Round1 in 1 plain
bezel along the top of the cube. Pass
through the nearest B of Embellished
Round3. String 1B; pass through the next
B of Embellished Round3 and the nearest
A of Plain Round1 of the next plain bezel
along the top of the cube, snugging the B
just added between and below the 2B of
Embellished Round3. Repeat from * three
times (Fig.5; only the top side beads of
Round1 in Faces14 are shown for clarity).
Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure
the thread and trim.
Bottom assembly: Repeat Top assembly,
connecting the remaining embellished
bezel to the bottom of the cube.

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4) CROWN. Work ladder and tubular


herringbone stitches to form a crown for
the top of the cube:
Crown Rounds1 and 2: Use 6' of thread to
form a ladder-stitched strip 2A high and
8A long, leaving a 3' tail (Fig.6, blue
thread; shown flat for clarity). Pass up
through the first 2A, down through the last
2A, then up through the first 2A again to
form a ring (Fig.6, red thread). Note: This
will form the top of the crown.
Crown Rounds3 and 4: Work 4 stitches
with 2A in each stitch for a total of
2rounds (Fig.7, green thread; shown
flat for clarity).
Crown Round5: String 2A, then pass down
through 2A in the next column and up
through 2A of the following column;
repeat three times. Step up through the
first A of this round (Fig.7, blue thread;
shown flat for clarity).
Crown Round6: String 2A and pass down
through the next A of Crown Round5,
then string 1B and pass up through the
next A of Crown Round5; repeat three
times. Step up through the first A of this
round (Fig.7, red thread; shown flat for
clarity).
Crown Round7: String 2A, then pass down
through 2A in the next column, through
the nearest B of Crown Round6, and up
through 2A of the following column;

repeat three times. Step up through the


first A of this round (Fig.8, green thread).
Crown Round8: String 2A; pass down
through the next A of Crown Round7.
String 1A, 1B, and 1A; pass up through the
next A of Crown Round7. Repeat from the
beginning of this round three times. Step
up through the first A of this round (Fig.8,
blue thread).
Crown Round9: String 2A, then pass down
through 2A in the next column, through
the nearest 1A/1B/1A, and up through 2A
of the following column; repeat three
times. Step up through the first A of this
round (Fig.8, red thread). Remove the
needle; dont trim the thread.
5) BAIL. Use flat herringbone stitch to form

a bail on the other end of the crown:


Row1: Rotate the beadwork 180 degrees

and add a needle to the crowns tail thread.


String 2A; pass down through the next A
of Crown Round1 and up through the following A. String 2A; pass down through
the next A of Crown Round1. Step up for
this and subsequent rows by passing
under the nearest connecting threads of
the previous rows and passing back up
through the bead just exited and the last
bead added in the current row (Fig.9,
green thread).

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Row2: Work 2 flat herringbone stitches with

2A in each stitch (Fig.9, blue thread).


Row3: String 2A; pass down through 2A in
the next column and up through 2A in the
following column. String 2A; pass down
through 2A in the next column and step
up (Fig.9, red thread).
Row4: String 2A; pass down through the
next A of the previous row. String 1B; pass
up through the next A of the previous row.
String 2A; pass down through the next A
of the previous row and step up (Fig.10,
pink thread).
Row5: String 2A; pass down through 2A in
the next column, back through the nearest
B, and up through 2A of the following column. String 2A; pass down through the
next A of the previous row and step up
(Fig.10, orange thread).
Row6: String 2A; pass down through the
next A of the previous row. String 1A, 1B,
and 1A; pass up through the next A of the
previous row. String 2A; pass down
through the next A of the previous row
and step up (Fig.10, purple thread).
Row7: String 2A; pass down through 2A in
the next column, back through the nearest
1A/1B/1A, and up through 2A of the

following column. String 2A; pass down


through the next A of the previous row
and step up (Fig.10, green thread).
Row8: String 2A; pass down through 3A in
the next column, through the nearest
1A/1B/1A, and up through 3A of the following column. String 2A; pass down
through 2A in the next column and step
up (Fig.10, blue thread).
Row9: String 2A; pass down through 4A in
the next column, back through the nearest
1A/1B/1A, and up through 4A of the following column. String 2A; pass down
through 2A in the next column and step
up (Fig.10, red thread).
Row10: Repeat Row6.
Row11: Repeat Row7.
Row12: Repeat Row4.
Row13: Repeat Row5.
Row 14: Repeat Row 3.
Bail connection: Bend the strip of beadwork
so the end meets Crown Rounds1 and 2
on the other side of the crown. Use a
herringbone-stitch thread path to connect
Row13 to Crown Rounds1 and 2 and form
the bail loop (Fig.11, blue thread). Weave
through beads to exit from Crown Round9
(Fig.11, red thread).

artists tips
For immediate gratification,
hang the pendant from a chunky
metal chain.
Try other metallic colors, such as
nickel, for the seed beads and
different glowing gem colors for
the studs.
The vessel is hollow, so wear it as
a talisman by placing something
significant to you inside before
attaching the top.

Fig.9: Stitching Rows13


of the bail

Fig.8: Adding Rounds79


of the crown

Fig.10: Forming Rows49


of the bail

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Fig.11: Connecting
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6) ATTACH CROWN. Pass through the center A of Embellished Round2 along one end
of the cube, then pass up through the 2A in
the next column of the crown and down
through the bottom 2A of the previous column. Repeat the thread path to reinforce,
then weave through beads to exit from the A
of Crown Round9 in the next column
(Fig.12). Repeat from the beginning of this
step three times to fully connect the crown to
all 4 sides at the top of the cube. Secure all of
the threads and trim. Set the pendant aside.

Fig.13: Working Stitches15 of


the clasp button connection

7) ROPE. Use 6' of thread to form a ladderstitched strip 2A high and 4 columns long,
leaving a 2' tail. Ladder-stitch the first and last
stacks together to form a ring. Use A to work
tubular herringbone stitch off of the ladderstitched ring for 19". Use the rope to string
the bail.
8) CLASP BUTTON. Attach the remaining
plain bezel to one end of the rope:
Button Stitch 1: Use the ropes working
thread to string 2A, then pass down
through 2A of the next column and up
through 2A in the following column;
repeat. Step up (Fig.13, pink thread).
Button Stitch 2: String 2A, then pass down
through the next A, string 1B, and pass up
through the following A; repeat. Step up
(Fig.13, orange thread).
Button Stitch 3: String 2A, then pass down
through the 2A in the next column,
through the nearest B, and up through the
next 2A; repeat. Step up (Fig.13, green
thread).
Button Stitch 4: String 2A, then pass down
through the 3A in the next column,
through the nearest B, and up through the
next 3A; repeat. Step up (Fig.13, blue
thread).
Button Stitch 5: String 2A, then pass down
through the 4A in the next column,

Fig.12: Attaching the


crown to the cube
Fig.14: Connecting the
clasp button

through the nearest B, and up through


the next 4A; repeat. Step up (Fig.13,
red thread).
Button connection: Secure and trim the
threads on the remaining plain bezel and
position it between the 2 spines just
formed in this step, with the top of the C
facing away from the rope and the holes of
the C on the same sides as the spines. Pass
down through the nearest A of Plain
Round1 on the bezel, the nearest hole of
the C, and the nearest A on the other side
of the bezel. Pass down and then up
through the end A of the second spine.
Pass up through the nearest A of Plain
Round1, the second hole of the C, and the
nearest A of Plain Round1 on the first side
of the bezel. Pass up and then down
through the end A of the first spine
(Fig.14; back view of beadwork shown for
clarity). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim.
9) CLASP LOOP. Form the clasp loop:
Loop Stitches 15: Repeat Button

Stitches15.
Loop Stitches 610: Repeat Button Stitch 5

five times. Note: With each successive


stitch, youll pass down and up through
more A as the columns get longer;

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continue to step up by exiting the end of


the work.
Loop Stitches 1120, side one: String 2A,
pass down through 2A in the next column,
then loop the thread between beads and
pass back up through the last 3A exited in
the same column; repeat ten times. Weave
through beads to exit up through 1A on
the opposite spine.
Loop Stitches 1 20, side two: Repeat
Loop Stitches 1120, side one.
Loop connection: Use a herringbone-stitch
thread path to weave the spine ends
together, forming a continuous loop.
Secure the thread and trim.
GLORIANNE LJUBICH has been beading

since 2000. She utilizes stringing, wireworking,


and beadweaving in her designs, but finds her
Zen state while beadweaving. She teaches her
designs in Seattle and has been published in
several publications. Contact Glorianne at
glorianne@cox.net.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: Two-hole studs: Kandras
Beads, (805) 686-8804, www.kandrasbeads.com.
All other materials: FusionBeads.com,
(888) 781-3559.

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TECHNIQUES

right-angle weave
netting
stringing
PROJECT LEVEL }{{
MATERIALS

3 g bronze-lined aqua size 15 seed beads (A)


5 g matte bronze-lined turquoise size 11 seed
beads (B)
5 g silver-lined peach size 11 seed beads (C)
26 petrol 6mm crystal pearl rounds (D)
1 g bronze-lined aqua 3.4mm magatama
drops (E)
5 foil-back padparadscha 8mm crystal
rivolis(F)
1 antiqued copper 1721mm toggle clasp
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 10 beading needle
FINISHED SIZE

6"

1) CLASP 1. Use 6' of thread to string 1D, 1C,


7A, and the bar half of the clasp; pass back
through the 1C/1D just added, leaving a
6"tail. String 3C; pass through the 1D/1C/7A
and the bar half of the clasp. Pass back
through the first C added, the D, and the next
2C (Fig.1, purple thread).
2) CHAIN SEGMENT. Use right-angle

weave to form units between bezels:


Unit1: String 1E, 1C, and 1E; pass through

the last C exited and the first 1E/1C just


added (Fig.1, green thread).
Unit2: String 1C, 1B, and 1C; pass through
the last C exited and the first 1C/1B just
added (Fig.1, red thread).
3) BEZEL. Use netting to form a four-sided
bezel around the rivoli:
Round1: String {1D and 1B} three times.
String 1D; pass through the last B exited
and the first D just added (Fig.2,
green thread).

Round2: String 3C and pass through the

next D; repeat twice. Pass through the next


B (Fig.2, red thread).
Round3: String 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, and 1A, then
pass through the last B exited and the next
1D/1B; repeat three times. Pass through
the nearest 1A/1B/1C (Fig.3). Note: You
will now begin working in the opposite
direction.
Round4: String 3B and pass through the
next C of Round3; repeat twice. Place 1F
faceup into the beadwork so the back
touches Round1. String 3B; pass through
the next C of Round3 (Fig.4, green
thread). Repeat the entire thread path of
this round to snug the beads around the F,
then weave through beads to exit down
through the center C of the second set of C
added in Round2 of the bezel (Fig.4,
red thread).

artists tips
Omit the strung section
of pearls created in Step 4
and make bezeled rivolis
for the entire length
instead.
For a different look,
substitute another type of
6mm beads for the pearls.

Fig.1: Adding the toggle bar


and the chain segment

Fig.2: Stitching
Rounds1 and 2 of the
bezel

Fig.3: Working
Round3 of the bezel

Fig.4: Forming
Round4 of the bezel

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Fig.5: Stitching the bracelet body and attaching


the second half of the clasp

4) BRACELET BODY AND CLASP 2.

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 four times, creating


5connected bezeled rivolis. Repeat Step 2,
Unit1. String {1C and 1D} five times. String
1C, 7A, and the ring half of the clasp; pass
back through the last C strung and the next
9beads. String 1C; pass through the last C at
the end of the bracelet body (Fig.5). Repeat
the entire thread path of this step to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim.

CSILLA CSIRMAZ has been making beaded


jewelry since 2006. Her favorite beads include
Japanese seed beads and crystals, but she hopes
to learn to make her own lampwork beads one
day. Hungarian by nationality, she now lives in
London. Visit her shop at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/
shila66 and email her at shilabead@gmail.com.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
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materials: FusionBeads.com, (888) 781-3559.

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SANDIE BACHAND

Suspend a large pearl as the axis


inside a frame of seed beads and
rosemontes.

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TECHNIQUES

fringe
ladder stitch
stringing
crimping
PROJECT LEVEL }}{
MATERIALS

1 g metallic gold size 15 seed beads (A)


2 g amethyst-lined purple size 11 seed
beads (B)
2 g silver-lined amethyst AB 6mm (size 3)
twisted bugle beads (C)
60 amethyst 4mm crystal rose montes (D)
180 gold 2mm glass pearl rounds (E)
30 metallic violet 2mm glass pearl rounds (F)
36 lavender 4mm glass pearl rounds (G)
30 dark purple 8mm glass pearl rounds (H)
4 lilac 14mm acrylic pearl rounds (J)
1 lilac 16mm acrylic pearl round (K)
1 antiqued silverplated 7x30mm hook-andeye clasp
2 silver-plated 2mm crimp tubes
2 silver-plated 3mm crimp covers
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
20" of silver 0.25mm beading wire
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
Crimping pliers
Wire cutters

1) SMALL BEADED BEAD FRINGES. Use

fringe to surround a 14mm pearl:


Prepare: Use 10" of thread to string 1G, 1J,
and 1G; pass back through the J and
through the first G added. Repeat the
thread path, but dont knot the threads.
Set aside. Note: The G form temporary stop
beads on both ends of the J to keep the
holes centered within the beadwork.
End Loop1: Use 4' of thread to string 12B,
leaving a 5" tail. Pass through all the beads
again to form a circle, and tie a square knot
with the tail and working threads. Pass
through the first bead strung (Fig.1,
green thread).
Fringe: *String 12B; skip the last B strung
and pass back through the following 11B
to form a fringe. Skip the next B of End
Loop1 and pass through the following B
of End Loop1. Repeat from * five times.
Pass through the 12B of the first fringe
(Fig.1, blue thread).
End Loop2: String 1B and pass through the
end B of the next fringe; repeat five times,
but leave the thread loose (Fig.1, red
thread). Place the J from the beginning of
this step between the end loops, centering
the 2stop beads within the loops; tighten
the thread to surround the J. Repeat the

thread path of this end loop twice to reinforce, exiting 1B at the end of a fringe. Pass
down through the next 5B to exit the seventh B of the nearest fringe (Fig.2, green
thread).
2) SMALL BEADED BEAD EMBELLISHMENTS. Add embellishments between the

fringes:
Bugle Row1: String 1C; pass up through the

mirror B on the fringe to the left and back


through the C just added. Pass down
through the last B exited on the previous
fringe and the next B on the same fringe
(Fig.2, blue thread).
Bugle Rows2 and 3: Repeat Bugle Row1
twice, this time exiting the last C added on
the second repeat (Fig.2, red thread).
Join: Weave through the last 3C added using
a ladder-stitch thread path to join the C,
exiting the C of Bugle Row1 (Fig.3).

FINISHED SIZE

19"

Fig.1: Stitching End


Loop1 and Fringe and
beginning End Loop2 of
the Small Beaded Bead

Fig.2: Finishing End Loop2 and


working Bugle Rows13 of the
Small Beaded Bead

Fig.3: Joining Bugle Rows13 of


the Small Beaded Bead

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artists tips
This design may be adapted to fit
other sizes of core beads by changing
the number of seed beads in each
fringe and altering the sizes of bugle
beads and rose montes.
Try using 2mm gemstones or 2mm
metal beads in place of the 2mm glass
pearls.
Create a playful look of confetti by
using different colorways for each
beaded bead.

Pearl Embellishment: String 1E, 1F, and 1E;

Fig.4: Adding the Pearl Embellishment


of the Small Beaded Bead

Fig.5: Stitching the Crystal Embellishment


of the Small Beaded Bead

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pass through the C of Bugle Row3. String


1E; pass back through the F just added.
String 1E; pass through the C of Bugle
Row1 (Fig.4, blue thread). Pass up
through the seventh B of the nearest
fringe and the next 2B (Fig.4, red thread).
Crystal Embellishment: String 1D; pass
down through the mirror B on the fringe
to the right, back through the D just
added, and up through the last B exited on
the previous fringe. Weave through the
next 3B of the current fringe and the next
2B of End Loop2 (Fig.5, green thread).
String 1E; pass down through the top (vertical) hole of the D just added and behind
Bugle Rows13. String 1D and 1E; pass
through the mirror B of End Loop1, back
through the 1E/1D just added, and behind
Bugle Rows13. Pass back through the
first 1D (second hole)/1E added, through
the last B exited in End Loop2 and the
next B of End Loop2, and weave through
beads to exit down through the third B of
the following fringe (Fig.5, blue thread).
Pass through the nearest D (horizontal
hole), up through the mirror B on the
fringe to the left, back through the D, and
down through the B last exited on the previous fringe. Weave through beads to exit
down through the seventh B of the fringe
to the right (Fig.5, red thread).
Repeat this entire step five times to embellish the space in between each fringe. Secure
the thread and trim. Remove the G stop
beads and the thread that holds them.
Set aside.

Repeat Steps1 and 2 three times for a total


of 4Small Beaded Beads.
3) LARGE BEADED BEAD FRINGES.

Make variations to the Small Beaded Bead


base to surround the 16mm pearl:
Prepare: Repeat Step1, Prepare, using 1K in
place of 1J.
End Loop1: Repeat Step1, End Loop1,
using 6' of thread.
Fringe: Repeat Step1, Fringe, using 14B for
each fringe.
End Loop2: Repeat Step1, End Loop2,
using K for J and this time passing down
through 6B to exit the eighth B of the nearest fringe (Fig.6, blue thread).
4) LARGE BEADED BEAD EMBELLISHMENTS. Add embellishments between the

fringes:
Bugle Rows13: Repeat Step 2, Bugle

Rows13, using 1B/1C/1B for C. Note: Treat


each set of 1B/1C/1B as if it were 1 bead. At
the end of Bugle Row3, do not pass
through the final B; exit the C as before
(Fig.6, red thread).
Join: Repeat Step 2, Join. Note: Dont include
the B on each side of the C in the ladder
stitch.
Pearl Embellishment: Repeat Step2, Pearl
Embellishment. This time after exiting the
C of Bugle Row1, pass up through the
eighth B of the nearest fringe and the next
3B (Fig.7).
Crystal Embellishment: Repeat Step2,
Crystal Embellishment, this time stringing
1A before and after each horizontal hole of
the D and treating each set of 1A/1D/1A as

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Fig.6: Finishing End Loop2 and working


Bugle Rows13 of the Large Beaded Bead

if it were 1 bead. This time weave through


beads to exit down through the eighth B
of the fringe to the right (Fig.8).
Repeat from the beginning of this step, this
time omitting the B strung before and after
each C in Bugle Rows13.
Repeat this entire step twice. Note: The embellishments will alternate so that every
other section has the extra B added in Bugle
Rows13. Secure the thread and trim. Remove the G stop beads and the thread that
holds them. Set aside.
5) ASSEMBLY. Use the wire to string

1crimp tube and one half of the clasp; pass


back through the tube and crimp. Cover the
tube with 1 crimp cover. String {1G and 1H}
fourteen times. String {1G, 1 small beaded
bead, 1G, and 1H} twice. String 1G.
String the large beaded bead and then repeat from the beginning of this step, reversing the stringing sequence and using the
other half of the clasp.
SANDIE BACHAND lovingly dedicates this

necklace design to her mother, Miss Ann, who


always knew how to wear a tasteful amount of
bling. Sandie stitched this piece in North Georgia
under the watchful eyes of her extended family
and two kitties.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: Acrylic pearl rounds:
Shipwreck Beads, (800) 950-4232, www
.shipwreckbeads.com. Swarovski rose montes,
Beadalon beading wire, FireLine beading
thread, and all other materials: Bead Gallery,
(707) 447-1777, www.beadgalleryca.com.

Fig.7: Adding the Pearl Embellishment


of the Large Beaded Bead

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Fig.8: Stitching the Crystal Embellishment


of the Large Beaded Bead

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Hidden Gems Bracelet

EVELNA PALMONTOV

Peek-a-boo pearls with beautiful


seedbeadand-crystalbezels
embellish the outside edge of this
cubicright-angle-weave bangle.

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TECHNIQUES

cubic right-angle weave


tubular netting
flat and tubular peyote stitch
tubular herringbone stitch
PROJECT LEVEL }}{
MATERIALS

2 g metallic light bronze size 15 Japanese


seed beads (A)
5 g frosted amethyst transparent rainbow
size11 Japanese seed beads (B)
4 g starlight gold permanent-finish galvanized
size 11 Japanese seed beads (C)
8 g frosted grass green transparent rainbow
size 8 Japanese seed beads (D)
120 purple iris 4mm fire-polished rounds (E)
40 amethyst 4mm crystal bicones (F)
10 grass green 6mm crystal pearl rounds (G)
Crystal 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 12 beading needle
FINISHED SIZE

7" (inside circumference)

1) BASE. Use cubic right-angle weave to


form the bangle base:
Cube1: Use 6' of thread to string 4E, leaving
a 6" tail. Tie the working and tail threads
together to form a circle. Pass through the
first 2E strung to form the first face of the
cube. String 3E, then pass through the last
E exited and the first 2E just added to form
the second face; repeat to form the third
face (Fig.1, blue thread). String 1E; pass
through the end E of the first face. String
1E; pass through the last E exited in the
third face and the first E added in this
fourth face (Fig.1, red thread). Pass
through the bottom 4E and the top 4E of
the cube to reinforce, exiting from a top E.
Cube2, Face1: String 3D; pass through the
last E exited in the previous cube and the
first D just added (Fig.2, orange thread).
Cube2, Face2: String 2D; pass back
through the next top E of the previous
cube and up through the nearest side D of
Cube2, Face1. Pass through the 2D just
added and the next top E of the previous
cube (Fig.2, purple thread).
Cube2, Face3: String 2D; pass down
through the nearest side D of Cube2,
Face2. Pass through the last D exited at
the top of the previous cube and up

through the first D just added (Fig.2,


pink thread).
Cube2, Face4: String 1D; pass down
through the nearest side D of Cube2,
Face1. Pass back through the next top E of
the previous cube. Pass up through the
nearest side D of Cube2, Face3 and
through the D just added (Fig.2,
blue thread).
Cube2, Top: Pass through the 4D at the top
of this cube again and then through the
next top D (Fig.2, red thread).
Cubes3 and 4: Repeat Cube2, Faces14
and Top, twice.
Cube5, Faces14: Repeat Cube2,
Faces14, using D at the sides and E at the
top of each face (Fig.3, blue thread).
Cube5, top: Pass through the 4E at the top
of this cube again and then through the
next top E (Fig.3, red thread).
Cube6, Faces14: Repeat Cube2,
Faces14, using E at the sides and top of
each face (Fig.4, blue thread).
Cube6, top: Pass through the 4E at the top
of this cube again and then through the
next top E (Fig.4, red thread).
Cubes749: Repeat Cubes26 eight times.
Repeat Cubes24. Note: When repeating
the cubes, repeat instructions for all of the
faces and the top.

Fig.1: Stitching
Cube1
Fig.2: Adding Cube2 (top
view of Cube1 shown)

Fig.3: Working Cube5

Fig.4: Working Cube6

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Fig.5: Joining Cube49 to Cube1

Fig.6: Embellishing the edges

Fig.7: Working the center and


Rounds1 and 2 of the bezel

Fig.8: Adding Rounds3 and 4


of the bezel

Cube50 (join): Making sure the base isnt

twisted, hold the beadwork so that the top


of Cube49 touches the bottom of Cube1.
Repeat Cube2, Faces14, this time using
the bottom 4E of Cube1 as the top beads
of this cube to join the ends (Fig.5). Weave
through beads to exit a side D of the
nearest cube.
2) EMBELLISHMENT. String 1B and pass

through the next bead (D or E, whichever is


next) along the outside edge of the base;
repeat forty-nine times (Fig.6, blue thread).
Weave through beads to exit from the inside
edge of the base and peyote-stitch 1B
between each side bead along this edge as
before (Fig.6, red thread). Weave through
beads to exit from an unembellished edge of
the base and repeat this entire step to embellish the bases 2 remaining edges in the same
manner. Secure the thread and trim.
3) BEZEL. Use tubular netting, peyote stitch,
and herringbone stitch to bezel a 6mm pearl
on the outside edge of the base:

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OPTION
MAKE A RING TO MATCH
THE BANGLE BY ATTACHING
A SINGLE BEZEL TO A FLAT
RIGHT-ANGLE-WEAVE BAND.

Fig.9: Completing
Rounds57 of the bezel

Center: Start 2' of new thread that exits 1E

Round4: String 1C; pass down through the

on the outside of the base. String 1B, 1G,


and 1B; pass back through the E opposite
the first E exited. String 1B; pass back
through the G. String 1B; pass through the
first E exited to form an X embellishment
(Fig.7, green thread).
Round1: String 2C and pass through the
next E; repeat three times. Step up through
the first C added in this round (Fig.7,
blue thread).
Round2: String 2C; pass down through the
next C of Round1. String 3B; pass up
through the next C of Round1. Repeat
from the beginning of this round three
times. Step up through the first C added in
this round (Fig.7, red thread).
Round3: String 2C; pass down through the
next C of Round2. String 1B; pass through
the middle B of the nearest 3B net in
Round2. String 1B; pass up through the
next C in Round2. Repeat from the beginning of this round three times. Step up
through the first C added in this round
(Fig.8, blue thread).

next C of Round3. String 1B and pass


through the nearest B of Round3; repeat.
String 1B and pass through the nearest C
of Round3. Repeat from the beginning of
this round three times. Weave through
beads to exit from the second B added in
this round (Fig.8, red thread).
Round5: String 1C, 1F, and 1C, then skip the
next 1B/1C/1B of Round4 and pass
through the following B of Round4; repeat
three times. Step up through the first
1C/1F/1C added in this round (Fig.9,
green thread).
Round6: String 1C and pass through the
next 1C/1F/1C of Round5; repeat three
times. Step up through the first C added in
this round (Fig.9, blue thread).
Round7: String 5A and pass through the
next C of Round6; repeat three times
(Fig.9, red thread). Repeat the thread
path to reinforce. Secure the thread
and trim.
Repeat this entire step nine times to add a
bezel to the outside face of each cube made
with E in the base for a total of 10 bezels.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

artists tips
A band with ten cubes will create
a bangle with a 7" inside
circumference. Each additional
five-cube section will increase the
circumference by about ".
Because the size 11 beads added
in Step 2 will make the base smaller
and tighter, make the base slightly
oversized using the sizing tip above.

EVELNA PALMONTOV is a proud mother of


two children and works as a dental assistant. She
did Gobelin embroidery for thirteen years but
now fills her free time with making beaded
jewelry. Contact Evelna at www.svetrucnych
prac.sk.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: Toho seed beads,
fire-polished rounds, Swarovski bicones,
and FireLine beading thread: Fire Mountain
Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137,
www.firemountaingems.com.

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Victorian Lace Necklace

SUE A. NEEL

A little vintage and a little modern, this piece brings


both ends of the spectrum together in an elegant and
sophisticated right-angle-weave necklace.

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TECHNIQUES

flat right-angle weave and right-angle weave


variation
fringe
PROJECT LEVEL }}{
MATERIALS

8 g gunmetal gray iris size 15 seed beads (A)


10 g gunmetal gray size 11 seed beads (B)
3 g transparent gray AB size 8 seed beads (C)
12 fuchsia 4mm crystal bicones (D)
42 light gray 4mm pearl rounds (E)
5 light gray 6x9mm pearl drops (F)
1 silver-plated 9mm round filigree box clasp
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
FINISHED SIZE

16"

artists tip
Its important to use tight thread tension
when building the base in Steps14 to
keep the right-angle weave laying straight.
It also helps to repeat the thread path for
each stitch, adding stability by filling the
beads with thread.

1) END RING. Use 9' of thread to string {1B

Section1, Ring1: String 1C; pass through

and 1C} seven times, leaving a 6" tail; pass


through the beads again to form a tight ring.
Tie an overhand knot with the tail and working threads and pass through several beads
to hide the knot, exiting from 1B (Fig.1,
orange thread).

the next top B of the previous row. String


{1C and 1B} five times. String 1C; pass
through the top B of the second unit in the
previous row. Repeat the thread path to
reinforce; weave through beads to exit
from the second B added in this ring
(Fig.2, green thread).
Section1, Row10: String 3B; pass through
the last B exited in Section1, Ring1 and
the first B just added to form a unit. String
2B; pass back through the next B of
Section1, Ring1 and through the nearest
side B of the previous unit. Pass through
the first B just added (Fig.2, blue thread).
Section1, Row11: Repeat Section1, Row1
(Fig.2, red thread). Note: Connect the
new units to the top beads of the
previous row.
Section1, Rows1218: Repeat Section1,
Rows10 and 11 four times. Repeat Row10
again. Note: When working the Row10
repeats, connect the new units to the top
beads of the previous row.
Section1, Ring2: String {1C and 1B} five
times. String 1C; pass through the top B of
the first unit in the previous row. String 1C;
pass through the top B of the second unit
in the previous row. Repeat the thread
path to reinforce; weave through beads to
exit from the fourth B added in this ring
(Fig.3, purple thread).

2) SECTION1. Use firm tension to work


right-angle weave, forming the first section
of the necklace:
Section1, Row1: String 3B; pass through
the last B exited on the end ring, the 3B
just added, and back through the next B of
the end ring to form a unit. String 2B; pass
through the nearest side B of the previous
unit, the last B exited on the ring, and the
2B just added (Fig.1, green thread).
Section1, Row2: String 3B; pass through
the last B exited in the previous row and
the first B just added to form a unit. String
2B; pass through the next top B of the previous row, the nearest side B of the previous unit, and the first B just added (Fig.1,
blue thread).
Section1, Rows39: Repeat Section1,
Rows1 and 2 three times. Repeat Row1
again (Fig.1, red thread). Note: When
working the Row1 repeats, connect
the new units to the top beads of the
previous row.

Fig.1: Forming the end


ring and Section1,
Rows39

3) SECTION2. Form the first diamond

using a right-angle weave variation:


Section2, Rows1 and 2: Repeat Section1,

Fig.2: Adding Section1,


Ring1 and Section1,
Rows10 and 11

Fig.3: Stitching
Section1, Ring2
and Section2,
Rows15

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Rows1 and 2. Note: Take care that the


right-angle-weave units are worked off of
the rings as described so that the necklace
continues to curve in one direction (Fig.3,
orange thread).
Section2, Row3: String 2B, 1E, and 2B; pass
through the last B exited in the previous
row to form a unit. Pass through the
2B/1E/1B just added. String 1B; pass
through the next top B of the previous
row. String 2B and 1E; pass through the
third B of the previous unit and all the
beads of this unit to exit up through
the last E added (Fig.3, green thread).
Section2, Row4: String 1D and 2E; pass
through the last E exited and through
the D just added. String 2E; pass through
the next top E of the previous row, the
nearest D, and the top E just added
(Fig.3, blue thread).

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Fig.4: Adding Section2, Rows6 and 7


and Section2, Ring1

Section2, Row5: String 5B; pass through

the last E exited, the 5B just added, and the


next top E of the previous row. String 4B;
pass through the nearest B of the 5B set of
the previous unit, the last E exited, and the
first 3B just added (Fig.3, red thread).
Section2, Row6: String 3B; pass through
the last B exited and the first B just added
to form a unit. String 2B; pass through the
third B of the first 5B added in Row5 of
Section2, the side B of the previous unit,
and the first B just added (Fig.4, green
thread).
Section2, Row7: Repeat Section1, Row1
(Fig.4, blue thread). Note: Connect the
new units to the top beads of the
previous row.
Section2, Ring1: Repeat Section1, Ring1
(Fig.4, red thread).
Section2, Rows812: Use B to work 5 rows
of right-angle weave, 2 units wide, off of
the ring as before.
Section2, Ring2: Repeat Section1, Ring2.
4) SECTION3. Repeat Section2, Rows17
and Section2, Ring1. Weave through beads
and work a turnaround to exit the second B
of the last ring added. Repeat this entire step
four times.
5) SECTION4. Repeat Section2, Rows812.

Repeat Section1, Ring2. Repeat Section2,


Rows17. Repeat Section2, Ring1. Repeat
Section1, Rows1218. Repeat Section1,
Ring2. Repeat Section1, Rows39. Repeat
Section1, Ring1.
6) CLASP. Weave through beads to exit from
the third B added in the final ring. *Pass up
through one loop of one half of the clasp,
down through the other loop, and through
the last 1B/1C/1B exited (Fig.5). Repeat the
thread path several times to reinforce. Secure
the working thread and trim.
Add a needle to the tail thread and pass back
through the 1B/1C/1B/1C/1B at the end the

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Fig.5: Connecting
the clasp

ring. Repeat from *, taking care to add the


second half of the clasp so it connects correctly with the first half.
7) EDGES. Use light tension to form the

necklace edges:
Top edge, Section1: Start 3' of new thread

that exits toward the top edge of the beadwork, from the end rings fourth C. *String
1A and pass through the next side B along
the top edge; repeat eight times. String 1A;
pass through the nearest 1C/1B/1C. Repeat
from * (Fig.6, green thread).
Top edge, Section2: String 1A and pass
through the next side B; repeat. String 1A;
pass through the next 2 side B. String 2A;
pass through the next side E (Fig.6, blue
thread). String 6A; pass through the last E
exited to form a loop. String 2A; pass
through the next 2 side B. String 1A and
pass through the next side B; repeat. String
1A; pass through the nearest 1C/1B/1C
(Fig.6, red thread). String 1A and pass
through the next side B; repeat four times.
String 1A; pass through the nearest
1C/1B/1C.
Top edge, Section3: String 1A and pass
through the next side B; repeat. String 1A;
pass through the next 2 side B. String 2A;
pass through the next side E. String 6A;
pass through the last E exited to form a
loop. String 2A; pass through the next
2side B. String 1A and pass through the
next side B; repeat. String 1A; pass through
the nearest 1C/1B/1C. Repeat from the
beginning of this section four times.
Top edge, Section4: Continue adding A
edge beads as in Top edge, Sections1
and2. Weave through beads to exit toward
the bottom edge of the beadwork, from
the final rings seventh C.
Bottom edge, Sections14: Repeat this
entire step along the bottom edge of
the beadwork.

8) POINTS. Continue to use light tension to

weave through beads along the top edge of


the necklace to exit from the first 3A along
the top of an E, moving from left to right.
String 1A, pass through the next 5A (Fig.7),
and weave through beads along the top
edge of the necklace to exit from the first 3A
along the top of the next E; repeat five times.
String 1A; pass through the next 5A and continue weaving through all of the top edge
beads, around the final ring, and through the
bottom edge beads to exit from the first 3A
along the bottom of the next E, moving from
right to left. String 1A; pass through the next
5A and weave through the bottom edge
beads to exit from the bottom 1C/1B/1C/
1B/1C of the ring before the next diamond
and the nearest A.
9) FRINGE. String 15A, 1D, 1F (large end
first), and 1A; pass back through the F and D.
String 15A; pass through the A just before
the next ring, the bottom 1C/1B/1C/1B/1C of
the next ring, and the following A (Fig.8).
Repeat this entire step four times. Weave
through the bottom edge beads, adding a
point to the final diamond as in Step 7.
Continue weaving through the bottom
edge beads to the end ring. Secure the
thread and trim.
SUE A. NEEL specializes in custom beadwork
design, repairs, and reconstruction of vintage
pieces. She also enjoys teaching beadwork
around Chicago, helping others to find their
creative groove. You can reach her at
sue.a.neel@gmail.com or see her work and class
schedule at facebook.com/arcabeadies.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: Miyuki seed beads: Facets
of Isis, (847) 705-6614, www.facetsofisis.com.
Swarovski crystal bicones, pearl rounds,
pearl drops, clasp, and FireLine beading
thread: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads,
(800) 355-2137, www.firemountaingems.com.

SEE P. 94 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 4 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION.

Fig.6: Adding the


Top edge, Sections
1 and 2

Fig.7: Forming
the points

Fig.8: Stitching
the first fringe

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Hopscotch Bracelet

RAE BURNS

A simple combination of netting and peyote


stitch forms a stackable bracelet that is sure to
inspire multiple versions.

Main
Colorway

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TECHNIQUES

peyote stitch
netting
PROJECT LEVEL }{{
MATERIALS

3.5 g total size 11 Japanese seed beads in


a mix of matte yellow, matte metallic red,
matte brown, and Picasso cream, black, and
turquoise (A)
0.5 g matte black size 11 Japanese seed
beads(B)
7 g jet 52.5mm SuperDuos (C)
76 Hartford green 3mm glass pearl rounds (D)
1 gunmetal 59mm round magnetic clasp
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
TOOLS

Scissors
Size 12 beading needle
FINISHED SIZE

8" (inside circumference)

1) BASE. Use flat peyote stitch to form the


bracelet base:
Row 1: Use 4' of thread to string 1C, 3B, one
half of the clasp, and 3B, leaving a 4" tail;
pass through the second (top) hole of the
C just added (Fig.1, green thread). Note:
Mix all of the A beads and choose the colors at random throughout the entire project. String {2A and 1C} thirty-seven times.
String 3B, the second half of the clasp, and
3B; pass through the second (bottom) hole
of the last C exited (Fig.1, blue thread).
Row 2: String 2A and pass through the bottom hole of the next C; repeat thirty-five
times. String 2A; tie an overhand knot
using the tail and working threads. Pass
through all of the beads and clasps again
to reinforce and weave through beads to
exit from the top hole of the first C added
in Row 1 (Fig.1, red thread).

2) EDGES. Form nets along the top and


bottom edges of the base:
Row 3: String 1A, 1D, and 1A, then pass
through the top hole of the next C in
Row1 to form a net; repeat thirty-seven
times. Note: The bracelet will begin to
curve after the first 3 nets are added. Use
medium thread tension and expect a bit of
ruffling; dont force the beadwork to lay
flat/straight. Pass through the nearest 3B/
clasp/3B/1C (bottom hole) (Fig.2, blue
thread).
Row 4: Repeat Row 3 along the bottom
edge of the base. Weave through beads
to exit from the first D added in Row 3
(Fig.2, red thread).

artists tips
While joining the nets of Rows 3 and 4,
use the thumb and index finger of your
nondominant hand to squeeze the beads
together, making them easier to join while
working Rows 5 and 6.
Dont substitute Twin two-hole seed beads
for the C beads; their less-tapered ends wont
nest against the pearls like SuperDuos.
Japanese seed beads are a must for this project
because their larger holes will accommodate
multiple passes of thread.
Pearls measuring 2mm can be used in
place of 3mm pearls, but more thread will
be visible. Using 4mm pearls will make the
bracelet twist into waves rather than
curving into a smooth bracelet.

Fig.1: Forming the base of the bracelet

Fig.2: Stitching the edges of the bracelet

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Fig.3: Adding the top of the bracelet

3) TOP. Join the 2 netted edges together to


form the outside top edge of the bracelet:
Row 5: String 1C and pass through the next
D of Row 3; repeat thirty-six times. Pass
through the nearest A of the current Row 3
net and the top hole of the nearest C of
Row 1 (Fig.3, green thread). Note: Keep
the tension tight while adding the C of this
row. Pass through the nearest 3B/clasp/3B,
the bottom hole of the last C exited, and
the first A of the nearest Row 4 net (Fig.3,
blue thread).
Row 6: Pass through the next D of Row 4 and
the bottom hole of the next C of Row 5;
repeat thirty-six times. Pass through the
next D of Row 4, the following A of the current Row 4 net, and the bottom hole of the
first C added in Row 1 (Fig.3, red thread).
Secure the threads and trim.

RAE BURNS owns the wholesale and retail

bead business The Hole Bead Shoppe. She


sells kits for her designs in the store and on
their website; contact The Hole Bead Shoppe
staff at theholebeadshop@aol.com or
www.theholebeadshoppe.com.
RESOURCES Check your favorite bead
retailer or contact: All materials and kits:
The Hole Bead Shoppe, (918) 338-2444,
www.theholebeadshoppe.com.

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8764 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

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398 Ximeno Ave.

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Ventura Countys largest selection of beads. Seed, Delica, Czech glass,


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www.beaddreams.biz

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Alley Cat BeadsNorthglenn

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BeadsongSalida

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South Floridas friendliest bead store. Tons of semiprecious, pearls,


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Beads Etc. is Orlandos Premier Teaching Center & Full Service Bead
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Central Floridas Favorite Bead Store since 1992. Featuring the area most
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55 Pennsylvania Ave.

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www.thistlebeads.com

(813) 258-3900

Raintree Craft and Design Corp.Titusville

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Imagine BeadsValparaiso

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Largest seed bead and Swarovski dealer in the area. Classes available.
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www.studiobeads.com

816 Waukegan Rd.

Best selectionlowest prices! Japanese & Czech seeds. Semi-precious


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1942 River Rd.

13964 Santa Fe Trail Dr.


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bodaciousbeadschicago.com

(847) 699-7959

Largest bead store on the North Shore. Parties, classes, and everything
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Clarkesville on the Square
www.abeadgarden.com

We have over 1100 seed beads in different colors and sizes for you to
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1442 Washington St.

(706) 499-5336

Artzy Beads LLC


Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County
www.artzybeads.com

The artsy jewelry design center for NE Georgia. Offering basic to


advanced classes, Girl Scouts jewelry making classes and jewelry repair.
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Watkinsville (Athens)
www.gonewiththebead.com

Come and see our unique and exciting shop. We have 2,400 sq. ft. featuring artisan beads and focals, Czech beads and buttons, Kumihimo,
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16 N. Main St., Ste. D (Entrance at the back)

(706) 769-2012

Idaho

Pandoras Baubles and BeadsIdaho Falls


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The areas best and largest selection of high quality gemstones, German
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Czech glass, Japanese and Czech seed beads, trade beads and much
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440 Park Ave.

(208) 529-3696

Illinois

1799 St. Johns Ave.

(847) 433-3451

Bead In HandOak Park


www.beadinhand.com

An extraordinary selection of beads and beading supplies. Birthday parties, classes, repairs. Space for customers to stay and play. Closed Wed.
145 Harrison St.

(708) 848-1761

Bead WorldPalatine
Jewelry and gift items from around the world, specializing in ancient
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8 S. Brockway

(847) 776-BEAD (2323)

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www.facetsofisis.com

Beautiful selection of Sterling Silver Findings, Swarovski Crystals, Czech


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Free to BeadPeoria

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Seed Bead and AIKO Specialists! Huge inventory of vintage Czech glass
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The only full-service bead store in the Peoria area. We have silver, Bali,
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3301 N. Prospect Rd.

(309) 682-2323

Pumpkin GlassPeoria
www.pumpkinglass.com

Central Illinois oldest and largest full service bead and artisan jewelry
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Were a large full-service bead store specializing in natural stone, freshwater pearls, glass beads, seed beads and multitudes of charms and
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11943 Coursey Blvd., Ste. A

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Maryland

Accents BeadsRockville
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Large showroom with a huge selection of semi-precious gemstones,
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12112 Nebel St.

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www.atlanticgems.com

Best pricing on Swarovski Crystal. Factory distributor of Findings/


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www.bead-addiction.com

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closed on Monday. Check our website for hours and directions or call or
email us at thebeadaddiction@gmail.com .
2000 Main St.

(508) 660-7984

Michigan

Indiana

Bead PalaceIndianapolis (Greenwood)


www.beadpalaceinc.com

Largest selection (5,000 sq ft) of Gemstone & Diamond Beads,


Swarovski, Sterling Silver beads & findings in the country. Direct manufacturer from India & China means lowest prices. Beadalon distributor.
MonSat 10:306. sales@beadpalaceinc.com
163 S. Madison Ave. (7 m. S. of Indy)

Louisiana

Baton Rouge Bead Company


Baton Rouge

www.accentsbeads.com

www.freetobead.com

Junction City Shopping Center


5901 N. Prospect Rd., Ste. 4

(913) 888-0231
(913) 642-3131

Maine

www.beadworldbeads.com

117 N. Broadway Ave.

City BeadsChicago

3928 N. Rockwell St.

www.heartlandbeadmarket.com

www.chelseasbeads.com

(770) 283-4411

178 E Crogan St., Ste. #250

Kansas

Heartland Bead MarketLenexa

www.beadjoux.com

New bead store northeast of Atlanta! Great products including


Swarovski, Czech fire polish, seed beads, a great selection of clasps and
featuring a full line of vintage W. German and Japanese glass beads,
lucite beads and crystals! Check our website for class schedule, national
instructor calendar, directions and hours.

(219) 299-2270

bodacious beadsDes Plaines

Chelseas BeadsHighland Park

6750 HWY 53, Ste. 103

103 E. Morthland Dr., Ste. 1

(847) 607-8702

Georgia

BeadjouxBraselton

www.labeadalocabeads.com

(317) 882-5522

Munro CraftsBerkley
www.munrocrafts.com

Great Prices and Discounts. Swarovski, Czech, pearls, wood, bone, glass,
metal, acrylics, Sterling Silver, Silver Filled and Gold Filled beads and
findings. Polymer Clay, Beadalon, craft supplies, charms, books, tools,
beading supplies and classes. Please see our website for discount information. Email: webmail@munrocrafts.com
3954 12 Mile Rd.

(248) 544-1590

BEADWORK

JUNE/JULY 2015

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the market {stop to shop}

Beads Gone Wild/Crystal Creations


West Palm Beach

Studio BeadsDeerfield

Bead BohemiaFarmington
www.facebook.com/beadbohemia

Low prices *friendly service.* Unique selection. A wide variety of beads


and components including semi-precious gems and Czech glass to artist
pieces, seed beads, designer brass lines, and more. Ask for your free
Bead Addiction card!

the market {stop to shop}

33321 Grand River Ave.

(248) 474-9264

Pams Bead GardenFarmington

22836 Orchard Lake Rd.

(248) 471-2323

(866) 342-3237

Bead HavenFrankenmuth
www.beadhaven.com

Come shop 5,000 sq. ft. of Michigans largest bead store! Filled with the
best selection of beads from around the world, no matter what type of
beading youre doing. Free classes, open 7 days, and now shop online!
We carry everything!
925 S. Main St., E-1

(989) 652-3566

The Creative Fringe LLCGrand Haven


www.thecreativefringe.com

Were a full-service bead shop offering an extensive collection of beads,


findings, wire, tools, books, lampworking, silver clay, sheet metal and
metalsmithing supplies. Cultivate your creative side with classes and
parties. Open workstations available. Come to the Fringe! Your creativity awaits you. Open 7 days a week.
210 Washington

(616) 296-0020

We are the ONLY Full Service Bead Store in the Downriver Area. We
carry everything for your beading needs: Seed beads, Swarovski crystals,
Czech glass, Semi-precious stones, Tools, Beading thread, Artistic wire
and more. If we dont have it, well order it for you. We offer monthly
stitch and wire groups, metal and silversmithing are offered on request.
Individual classes, birthday parties, ladies night out, open studio time
& free classes. Call store for more information.
3138 Biddle Ave.

(734) 759-0112

Stony Creek Bead & Gallery


Ypsilanti Twp.
www.stonycreekbead.blogspot.com

Supporting the artist inside of you! Huge collection of Seed & Czech
Beads. Bali, pearls, and stones. Lampwork & Polymer Clay by MI
artists. Classes, kits, books & so much more! I-94 to exit 183.
South 1 mile. Closed Sundays and Mondays. TueFri 106, Sat 105.
www.StonyCreekBead.blogspot.com.
2060 Whittaker Rd.

(734) 544-0904

Minnesota

BOBBY BEADMinneapolis
www.bobbybead.com

Several thousand varieties of TOHO Japanese seed beads including


more than 1,000 different colors in AIKO Precision Cylinder beads.
Beautiful handmade beads, findings by our own silversmiths in Bali and
Java. Largest Full-Line Bead Store in Minnesota! info@bobbybead.com.
2831 Hennepin Ave. South

Nevadas most comprehensive bead store, catering to all bead enthusiasts. Huge selection of findings, pressed glass, seed beads. Full line of
Swarovski. Free classes daily. MonSat 106. Closed Sun.
7575 W. Washington Ave., Ste. 131

www.beadstorm.com

20+ years of experience shows in our vast selection of seed beads, pressed
glass, Swarovski crystals, Bali silver, sterling, and gold-filled beads. Shop
in-store or online. MonFri 106, Sat 105. No print catalog.
725 Snelling Ave. N.

(702) 233-2450

www.beadit.biz

Well bend over backwards for you! We search the world for beautiful,
unique beads stone, pearl, glass, sterling, g.f. etc. Interesting clasps.
Over 2500 different Japanese seed beads. Classes, parties, and worktables. Definitely worth the trip! Open Tuesday through Sunday. Our
online shop is now open. Wrap yourself in beads...its great therapy!
146 N. Main St.

(603) 223-0146

Just Beading AroundEpping


www.justbeadingaround.com

We carry a huge selection of high quality beads, findings and beading


supplies. Miyuki and Toho seed beads, Swarovski, Preciosa, Pearls,
Kazuri, Czech, Lampwork, Gemstones & more. Classes and Parties.
Plenty of parking. Handicap accessible. Awesome staff!!
(603) 734-4322

Santerres Stones N StuffExeter


www.santerresstones.com

Looking for the real thing? We have a huge selection of semi-precious &
precious gemstone beads, Miyuki seed beads, Delicas, Swarovski,
Kazuri, Czech & more. Custom cutting & drilling. Classes/parties. Easy
to locate. Helpful, friendly staff. Open 7 days a week.
42 Water St.

(603) 773-9393

Bead With StyleSalem


www.beadwithstyle.com

We offer a large selection of bead weaving, stringing and wirework


classes. We carry a large selection of seed beads, precious stones, crystals, stringing supplies, findings & more. Located close to the MA border
in southern NH exit 2 off 93.
22 Stiles Rd., Unit 104

(603) 458-2730

www.ladybugbeads.net

Midwests favorite bead shop. Over 3000 sq. ft. of beads that focus on
Toho and Miyuki Seed Beads, a large selection of Czech Glass and Tierra
Cast Pewter. Full selection of Swarovski Crystals and Freshwater Pearls.
We are a teaching store. Also check out our Etsy Shop at LadybugbeadsSTL. Mon, Wed, Fri 106, Tue and Thu 108, Sat 94, Sun 124.
7616 Big Bend Blvd.

90

BEADWORKMAGAZINE.COM

(314) 644-6140

Bead DazzlePoint Pleasant


www.BeadDazzlePoint.com

Bead Dazzle: Ocean Countys largest full service Bead Store. We have a
huge selection of seed beads (all sizes and shapes), Swarovski Crystal,
Semi-Precious Stones, and much more. We offer many classes in a warm
and friendly atmosphere.
2319 Bridge Ave.

(732) 295-6679

Take a journey into the colorful wonderland of beads galore.


Eclectic collection gathered from around the world awaits you!
Come one, come all, sit and stay, well help you create it all.
Ladies parties/birthdays/original kits and instructions.
216 E. Ridgewood Ave.
(201) 444-5144

New Mexico

Thunderbird Supply Company


Albuquerque
www.thunderbirdsupply.com

A beaders candy store! Albuquerques largest and must complete bead


store! Filled with findings, metal beads, strands, seed beads, stringing
and wire wrapping supplies. We carry a complete line of fabricated metal
sheet and wire in silver, nickel, and copper product. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm,
Sat 10am-5pm MST
2311 Vassar NE

(505) 884-7770

The Beaded IrisAlbuquerque

Specializing in Japanese seed beads, Delicas, rare vintage beads, and


handmade beads, just to name a few. A relaxed atmosphere with cheerful gals to help you!
1512 F Wyoming Blvd. NE

29 Howard St.

(603) 654-2805

New Jersey
Beads by BlancheBergenfield
www.beadsbyblanche.com

(Only miles from NYC.) Visit East Coasts premier bead shop.
3,000+ colors/styles of Japanese seed beads, glass, crystal,
semiprecious, lampwork, and more! Classes by local and
nationally known artists. Extensive inventory for unlimited
possibilities!
106 N. Washington Ave.

(201) 385-6225

Jubili Beads & YarnsCollingswood


www.jubilibeadsandyarns.com

Everything you need under one roof! Fabulous full-service


source for Miyuki & Czech beads, crystals, yarns, supplies.
Eight-torch lampworking studio, weaving, knitting, crocheting, PMC, & more! Repairs, custom jewelry, and parties. Contact us via email at info@jubilibeadsandyarns.com.
713 Haddon Ave.

(505) 299-1856

Thunderbird Supply Company


Gallup
www.thunderbirdsupply.com

Our main showroom store is just off I-40, located just minutes from the
Navajo and Zuni Nation, is filled with over 13,000 items; fabricated
metal sheet and wire (silver, nickel, and copper), findings, metal beads,
metalsmithing tools, beading supplies, natural and man-made strands.
Mon-Sat 8:30am-6pm MST
1907 W Highway 66

(800) 545-7968

New York

www.ladybeadandrook.com

Beautiful, quality beads to inspire your creativity and accentuate your


style. Emphasis on European beads: Czech crystals, pressed glass, seed
beads, pearls, and semiprecious. Artisan-created jewelry for fine gift
giving. Ample parking. ThuSat 95:30, Sun 114. At the Riverview Mill
Artist Shops.

Lets Bead!East Rochester


www.letsbead.com

3,200 sq. ft. bright full-service bead shop. Ever-growing selection of tools, books, beads, stringing materials, findings, wire,
chain mail, kumihimo, Swarovski crystals, classes, and more!
Relax, use our tools, and get friendly help at our in-store design
station.
349 W. Commercial St.

(585) 586-6550

Beads MosaicNanuet
www.BeadsMosaic.com

Exclusive beads boutique! Huge selection of quality semiprecious, precious and gem stones, sterling silver beads, charms and findings, copper
and brass beads/findings, seed beads, pearls, shell pearls, raku,
Swarovski, Kazuri, artist lampwork, beading supplies, tools, and more!
Open 7 days/week. Exit 14 off I-87/NY Thruway, 40 minutes north of
NYC. Beading classes and store hours at www.BeadsMosaic.com.
78 S. Middletown Rd.

(845) 501-8295

Beads World Inc.New York


www.beadsworldusa.com

From beads to crystals to leather cords and more. Beads World is your
one-stop shop. Quality selections in the heart of NYCs fashion district.
Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat-Sun 10-5.
57 W. 38th St. (near the corner of 6th Ave.)

(212) 302-1199

(856) 858-7844

SojournerLambertville

BEAD SHOP at Lady Jane Craft Center


Queens (Ozone Park)

Sojourner stocks freshwater pearls, semiprecious stones,


Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and seed beads, sterling beads,
Chinese enamel beads, castings, charms, ethnic beads, findingsincluding our own design sterling silver box clasps
bezel set with vintage and semiprecious elements. Open
daily 11-6.

Largest selection outside Manhattan, Classes, Swarovski, Preciosa, Pearls, Fire polish, Hanks, Myuki, TOHO, Glass beads,
Leather, Semi-precious Strands, Pendants, Cabachons, Findings, Chains, Metal, Stamps, Tools, Books. Open 7 days. Off
Belt Parkway, Exit 17.

www.sojourner.biz

Lady Bug BeadsSt. Louis

(732) 591-8233

Ladybead and RookWilton

(651) 645-0343

Missouri

411 Rt. 79

www.bazaarstarbeadery.com

Bead It!Concord

285 Calef Highway, Rte. 125

www.thebirdsand thebeads.com

Bazaar Star BeaderyRidgewood

New Hampshire

(888) 900-2323

Stormcloud Trading Co. (Beadstorm)


St. Paul

(702) 432-2323

www.beadhavenlasvegas.com

Wicks and Stones Plus


Downtown Wyandotte

www.wicksandstonesplus.com/ - Find us on Facebook

Surround yourself in beads! Incredible collection of hand-selected stone,


pearl, glass and shell beads. Plus, all the best seed beads, tools, books,
findings, and Swarovski crystals. Please call or stop by for further information and our extensive class schedule.

Bead HavenLas Vegas

www.toocutebeads.com

31711 Grandriver

www.beadjungle.com

1590 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 160

Too Cute BeadsFarmington


Our business is based on one principlegiving everyone the opportunity to create beautiful and unique jewelry at a reasonable price. We
carry Swarovski crystal, pendants, pearls, gold-filled beads, chain, sterling silver beads, cultured pearls, Murano glass, artist glass, tools and
wire, kits, and much more. Visit our website for class schedule and for
our sale of the week.

The Birds and the BeadsMorganville

Most complete bead shop in the Las Vegas area with the largest variety of beads and findings. Classes, silversmithing, parties, workshops,
and volume discounts. Minutes from the Strip. Please visit website
for shop hours.

www.pamsbeadgarden.com

We specialize in Japanese seed beads. Full-service bead store featuring


Czech glass, pearls, Swarovski crystal, Delicas, silver, and tools. Free
classes, visiting artists, and lots more. Open six days, closed Sunday. Call
for more information.

Nevada

Bead JungleHenderson (Las Vegas area)

26 Bridge St.

(609) 397-8849

www.ladyjanecraftcenter.com

137-20 Crossbay Blvd.

(718) 835-7651

Beads of a FeatherSidney
We care to share. Free classes monthly. Always new inventory and ideas.
New Store in New York! Seed beads, lampwork, handblown glass, pearls,
semiprecious, huge selection of Swarovski Crystals, ceramics, base metals, precious metals, Unicorn, Grace Lampwork, Vintaj, Tierra Cast, Soft
Flex, tools, classes, and parties! Low prices.
27 Division St.

(607) 563-2829

www.ParkAveBeads.com

Long Island bead store with friendly, experienced staff with over 30
years of experience, carrying gemstones, freshwater pearls, seed beads,
Swarovski, Thunder Polish, Czech, findings, sterling silver, gold filled,
threads, tools, leather and chain at the lowest prices. Classes, parties,
and groups. gail@parkavebeads.com.
3341 Park Ave.

www.azillionbeads.net

More beads than you can imagine! NEW LOCATION IN BEND. Over
2,000 sq. ft. of beads. Call for directions. Email azillionbeads@gmail.com.
910 Harriman St., #100

Roots BeadsDepoe Bay

www.roots-beads.hostedbywebstore.com
2000 square feet of beads including over 2500 seed bead choices, plus
thousands of strings of stones, pearls, glass, crystal, bone, shell, coral,
and wood, and everything else you need for your projects. Open daily
10:00-5:00. Located 2 miles north of Depoe Bay on 101.
3150 Fogarty Ave.

KATS BEAD BOUTIQUEAllentown

North Carolina

www.chevronbeads.com

Ashevilles premier full-service bead store of 25+ years. Largest selection of seed beads, Old World Trade Beads and Vintage glass in the SE
Region. Huge selection of pearls, gemstones, crystals, Czech, ceramic
& natural beads, including all the supplies you need. WireLace Distributor Open 7 day a week. Importer/Classes/Parties/Workspace
www.chevronbeads.com.
(828) 236-2323

Aint Miss Bead HavenMooresville


www.aintmissbeadhaven.com

We are a full-service bead store offering classes, handmade


jewelry, and beading supplies. Birthday and private parties,
Wine & Bead Night, BYOB Socials (bring your own beads), and
Girls Night Out. We offer a large variety of Vintage jewelry and
components, Seed beads, Swarovski Crystals, Precious and
Semi-precious gemstones, Crystals strands, Sterling Silver,
Silver filled, Gold filled, and Vermeil findings. Hours: Monday
Saturday 106; Email: aintmissbeadhaven@ymail.com
152 N. Main St.

(704) 746-9278

Ohio

Biggest Little Bead Shop in PA. Full selection of crystals, seed beads,
findings, books, tools, unusual items, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Classes
by local and nationally known teachers. Once a month stitch-for-free
day.
725 N. 19th St.

(610) 432-7545

Buttercup BeadsAudubon
www.buttercupbeads.com

Let your creativity blossom in our cozy country setting. Classes, Parties,
oh-so-pretty sparkly things, and most of all, fun! One-stop shopping in
an open workshop environment. Artisan/bead-addict owned and operated.
1123 Pawlings Rd.

(484) 524-8231

The Bead GardenHavertown


www.thebeadgarden.com

Friendly, full-service bead store for all of your jewelry-making needs.


Classes for all levels of experience, including beginners. Birthday parties
and group outings. Knowledgeable staff that is delighted to help.

www.followyourbeadedbliss.com
The tri-states best bead shop: create your own jewelry from our evergrowing selection of Swarovski crystal, semiprecious, glass, metals,
pendants, lampwork, clay beads, books, tools, and much more! Project
assistance, classes & parties, too. Always follow your bliss!
1151 Stone Dr., Ste. E

(513) 202-1706

BEAD PARADISECleveland (Oberlin)


www.beadparadise.com

Truly amazing selection! New and vintage glass, gemstones, Swarovski,


metal beads and findings. African Trade Beads, ancient , antique and
collectible beads in store and online. Just off the Ohio turnpike. Open
every day.
(440) 775-2233

1 Stop Bead ShopColumbus


www.1stopbeadshop.com

Columbus premier bead store over 3000 sq feet of beads & Studio
tables. 90+ classes per quarter beadweaving, wire, metals, Kumihimo,
Soutache & more. Czech Glass, 2000+ seed beads Japanese & Czech.
Swarovski, Semi-precious & more. Online sales welcome.
6347 Sawmill Rd., Dublin, OH

(614) 573-6452

Bloomin Beads, Etc.Columbus (Powell)

Bloomin Beads Etc is a full service bead store and more! Everything
from crystals to tierra cast to yarn and knitting classes.
4040 Presidential Parkway

(740) 917-9008

Gahanna Bead ShopGahanna

Spring BeadsHouston/Spring
www.springbeads.com

Best full-service bead store in Texas where we feed your need to bead!
Great selection of Swarovski crystals, pearls, gemstones, Czech glass,
lampwork, sterling silver, gold-filled, pewter, and copper findings, tools,
leather, books, Kazuri and Tagua beads, wire, and so much more!
Classes, parties, jewelry design, and repair services offered. Outstanding
customer service with friendly faces and bead smart! Old Town Spring.
421 Gentry, #202

(281) 288-9116

Oldest bead store in Columbus, uncommon beads at uncommon prices.


Huge selection of findings, vintage porcelain, stone, wood, bone,
Miyuki, Swarovski, Czech, cords, leather, and more. Exemplary customer service from friendly, knowledgeable staff.
(614) 933-8948

Oklahoma

BeadlesBroken Arrow
www.beadlesbeadshop.com

Beads to beat the band! Beads take center stage in our showroom and
classroom. Whether you are looking for a rock-star centerpiece or some
great back-up beads, our selection and service are sure to make you twist
and shout.

Virginia

STUDIO BABOO A Big Little Bead


StoreCharlottesville
www.studiobaboo.com

Full service bead store w/a huge selection of Delicas, seed beads, glass,
semi-precious, pearls, polymer and more. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Visit website for class schedule and hours.
1933 Commonwealth Dr.

(434) 244-2905

Gus Haus of BeadsChesapeake


www.hausofbeads.com

Huge selection of Miyuki Seed Beads, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals


and pearls. Classes in bead weaving, ladies night. Our motto is You can
do it. Swing by and bead happy.
501 Kempsville Rd,. Ste. H

(757) 549-BEAD (2323)

Beads on ParadeFredericksburg
www.beadparade.com

Blue Santa BeadsMedia


A newly located artistic venue. Classes available. Customers always come
first and always return.

A Bead AbodeLynchburg

(610) 449-2699

www.bluesantabeads.net

(610) 892-2740

South Carolina

Your Place to BeadHorse Feathers


Campobello
www.horsefeathers1.com

Souths best source for the best selection of Delicas, trim beads, gold and
silver findings, Swarovski, semiprecious beads, cabochons, dichroic
glass and wire. We offer classes daily or by your schedule. MonFri 115,
Sat 102:00.
18845 Asheville Hwy.

(866) 228-7600
(864) 457-2422

Tennessee

Bead TherapyChattanooga

Opening mid May/early June 2015. Tuesday-Saturday. Fabulous selection of Japanese seed beads, Swarovski/Preciosa crystals, natural stone
beads, freshwater pearls, Czech firepolish/pressed glass beads and beading supplies. Classes with experienced teachers. Beading night! Come
Join us!!
400 East Main St.

10013 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Ste. 105

White Fox BeadsKnoxville


whitefoxbeads.com

We have the jewelry-making supplies you need for your next project and
those must haves for your stash! Seed Beads! Vintage! Czech Glass!
Come in today and discover why our awesome classes, expert staff and
superb service are well known throughout the region. New for 2015 - Get
in our Studio Space and Make Stuff!
5111 Homberg Dr.

(865) 980-0237

Texas

Lapis Lane BeadsAustin


www.lapislanebeads.com

(540) 710-0705

www.abeadabode.com

We welcome you to our full service bead shop. Youll find an ever expanding selection of Japanese and Czech seed beads, Czech pearls, pressed
glass and fire polish, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, findings,
leather and stamping supplies, books, magazines and tools. We have
classes suited for everyone. Open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Thursdays until
7. Open studio (Beading Social) on Thursdays from 12-7.
101 Hexham Dr., just off Enterprise Dr.

(434) 237-1261

Washington

Beads and BeyondBellevue


www.quiltworksnw.com

Now partnered with QuiltWorks Northwest. Full range of seed beads,


charms, sterling, vintage, books, Swarovski, tools, trade beads along
with unique fabrics and patterns for the quilter and sewer. This is your
shop for creative inspiration. Great local and national instructors. Mon,
Wed, Fri, Sat 106; Tue, Thu 109; Sun 125.
121A 107th Ave. NE

(425) 453-6005

Wynwoods Gallery & Studio


Port Townsend
www.wynwoods.com

(423) 509-1907

www.gahannabeadstudio.com

114 W. Dallas St.

(214) 749-0444

Just getting started or a pro, come be inspired by our huge selection of


Czech glass, seed beads, silver, pewter, pearls, semiprecious stone, and
Swarovski. Great prices and the friendliest staff in town. Classes ongoing.

2122 Darby Rd.

1165 W. Baltimore Pike

Beaded Bliss Designs


Cincinnati (Harrison)

1028 N. Hamilton Rd.

2454 Royal Ln.

www.katsbeadboutique.com

Chevron Trading Post & Bead Co.


Asheville

29 W. College St.

(541) 764-5040

Pennsylvania

(516) 221-7167

40 N. Lexington Ave. (Downtown)

(541) 617-8854

Your one stop bead shop in Dallas: Huge collection of Gemstones, agates,
pewter, findings, chain, Chinese crystal, pave beads, rhinestone findings, wood beads, tools, ceramics and sterling silver jewelry studded
with semi-precious gemstones. Spend over $300 or more (wholesale)
and receive 50% off on selected items. Call us to be included for weekly
sales at the shop. Email: indiagems@aol.com. Fax: (214) 749-0446

A beautiful and unique bead shop that has everything the beader could
need or want. Also, a line of sterling charms and components designed
by the shops owner, Lois. Daily 107.
940 Water St.

(360) 385-6131

Fusion BeadsSeattle
www.fusionbeads.com

Visit the largest bead store in Seattle! Stop in & take one of over 80 classes
taught by local & nationally known instructors. Shop our extensive line
of Swarovski Elements Crystals, Japanese seed beads, gemstones, glass
beads, handmade beads & findings, & so much more. Our friendly &
knowledgeable staff will help get you started! Mon-Sun 10-6, Tues 10-7
3830 Stone Way N.

(206) 782-4595

Wonders of the World Beadshop


Spokane

Share your passion with our friendly, professional staff. We are Westlakes premier Bead Boutique, minutes away from downtown Austin.
Our showroom is bursting with gemstone and glass beads, tools, supplies, and ideas. Our vast seed bead collection includes new 2-hole
shapes. We offer classes, parties, repairs, and finished jewelry from 15+
local artists. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 10-6 Mon-Sat.

Best little bead shop in Spokane. Incredible gemstones, crystals, charms,


seed beads, chain, findings, and books for your creative needs. Friendly
staff and great prices. Make us your first stop! In the historic Flour Mill.

3654-D Bee Caves Rd.

621 W. Mallon, Ste. 412

(512) 458-3141

www.wondersoftheworldinc.com

(509) 325-2867

(918) 806-8945

BEADWORK

JUNE/JULY 2015

91

the market {stop to shop}

Park Ave BeadsWantagh

Beads Unlimited Inc.Dallas

Oregon

Azillion BeadsBend

www.beadfeather.com

Wisconsin

Madison Bead CompanyMadison

the market {stop to shop}

www.madisonbead.com

Madisons favorite bead store! Our friendly staff focuses on providing


excellent customer service. Beautiful, bright west-side location with on
and off street parking. Great selection of Czech and Japanese seed
beads, gemstones, Czech glass, tons of findings, Vintaj brass, and more!
A wide array of classes for adults and kids ages 5 and up. Mon 115,
TueFri 117, Sat 115, Sun 113.
515 S. Midvale Blvd.

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION


WILLIAM HOLLAND LAPIDARY SCHOOL of Arts. PO
Box 980, Young Harris, GA 30582. Call for information (706)
379-2126; lapidary@windstream.net; www.lapidaryschool
.org. Week-long classes from AprilOctober.

(608) 274-0104

Prairie Flower BeadsPortage


www.prairieflowerbeads.com

Friendly store that offers classes, birthday/wedding parties, and open


beading. Great selection of seed beads (Czech and Japanese), stone
strands, pearl strands, Czech glass embellishment strands, focal pieces,
Swarovski Crystals and findings. Our staff has combined experience of
50 years of beading. Magazines, books, tool, cords, leather cords and lots
more. See website for hours.
210 W. Cook St.

(608) 742-5900

JSM Bead CoopSheboygan


www.jsmbeadcoop.com

Sheboygan Countys bead store! Offering a wide variety of beads, findings, tools, books, and more. Workspace, tools, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff availablecreate right in the store! Classes and special
events. TueSat 107.
931 N. 8th St.

(920) 208-BEAD (2323)

Meant to BeadSun Prairie


www.Meant-to-Bead.com

Full-service bead shop. Featuring classes, large selection of beads, books,


tools, etc. Specializing in PMC, semiprecious stone, and lampwork and
Czech glass beads. MonFri 108, Sat 105, Sun 124.
1264 W. Main St.

(608) 837-5900

Stoned & Wired, LLC Studio/Boutique


Wausau
What a lovely addiction!

Interesting selection of stones, gorgeous pearls, glass, metals & findings,


Swarovski crystals, seed beads, kumihimo supplies, buttons & more.
Unique jewelry designs by Leocadia. Come visit us in our charming
atmosphere. Located in downtown Wausau in the historic Landmark
Building. Call us for our class schedule. Wed, Fri, Sat 11-5; Tue, Thu 11-6;
closed Sundays and Mondays.
221 Scott St.

(715) 298-0862

Canada

Capilano Rock & Gem


North Vancouver, BC
www.capilanorock.ca

Stone beads, pearls, Swarovski, Czech glass, sterling silver/gold-filled


findings and chains. Distributors for Grobet, EuroTool, TierraCast, Soft
Flex, Beadalon, Lortone. Wholesale/retail. We are known for our great
prices and friendly staff! Close to downtown Vancouver.
1406 Pemberton Ave.

(604) 987-5311

4 Sirius BeadersParis, ON
www.4siriusbeaders.com

Over 400 colors of delicas; Miyuki seeds in size 15, 11, 8, 6; crystals;
fringe & decorative beads; wire; tools; pattern books; needles; thread;
Swarovski; classes & findings. Central to London, Hamilton, Kitchener.
Call for store hours.
51 Ball St.

(519) 442-7454

Country BeadsVancouver, BC
www.countrybeads.com

Semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and gold


findings, and beads. Chain by the foot, Swarovski crystals,
Delicas, Czech fire-polished, and more. Books, tools, and
classes. Wholesale prices to public. A unique shopping experience! Now you can conveniently shop online at our new
updated website www.countrybeads.com.
2015 W. 4th Ave.

(604) 730-8056

Online

1st BEADSPERLESTORES.EUCZECH
GLASS BEADS
www.BeadsPerleStores.eu

Traditional, fine quality czech beads products. Glass beads directly from
Czech. Wholesale - retail pack.
2-hole Czech beads, Czech pressed beads, crystal beads, fire polished
beads.

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BEAD SOCIETIES
Michigan

Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild

PO Box 1639
Royal Oak, MI 48068
Web address: www.greatlakesbeadworkersguild.org
Sponsors numerous workshops and programs during year
BEAD BONANZA SALE with 80 vendors twice annually.
Meets 6:30 on 3rd Tuesdays JanuaryNovember First Presbyterian Church, 1669 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI.

New Jersey

South Jersey Bead Society

P.O. Box 1242


Bellmawr, NJ 08099-5242
Email: coprez2@southjerseybeadsociety.org
Web address: www.southjerseybeadsociety.org
Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of the month SeptemberJune, at Mount Laurel Fire House, 69 Elbo Ln., from
79. SJBS also offers workshops taught by local and national
teachers.For more info see the web site.

www.thebeadcagebeads.com
The Beadcage. Large selection of seed beads, Crystalized Elements
recommended store, large classroom with national instructors
often, large gemstone strand selection, and most available with
designer discounts. Freshwater-pearl importer. MonSat 107.
www.toocutebeads.com
We carry Swarovski crystal, pendants, pearls, gold-filled beads,
chain, sterling silver beads, cultured pearls, Murano glass, artist
glass, tools and wire, kits, and much more. Visit our website for
class schedule and for our sale of the week.
www.wynwoods.com
Original cast and hand fabricated charms, findings, resin frames
and components. Unique selection of rosary parts & religious
medals. Beads, chain and other found treasures. Plus new Czech
two hole beads for your new design work. Whimsical charms all
designed by Lois Venarchick. (Wynwoods Gallery & Bead Studio,
Port Townsend, WA)

CLASSES
New Jersey
Jubili Beads & Yarns
713 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Ph. (856) 858-7844
Email: info@jubilibeadsandyarns.com
Website: www.jubilibeadsandyarns.com

Crafters ecstasy! Great classes in all levels of beaded jewelry


making, bead weaving. Featuring state-of-the-art, 8torch
flame-work studio. Open studio rental available. Mixed-media specialists offering classes and supplies in knitting, crocheting, loom weaving, PMC, wirework, and more! Vintage
attic now open!

Texas

Dallas Bead Society

Email: info@dallasbeadsociety.org
Web address: www.dallasbeadsociety.org
Yahoo
Group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dallas
beadsociety/
Join DBS for camaraderie, learning and sharing the love of
beads. Meetings are the first Saturday of the month, subject
to holidays. We gather at 10 and have a short meeting at
10:30 followed by a program. Bring your lunch and stay after
the program for open beading until 4 Check out our website
or Yahoo group for specifics on meeting dates, location and
programs. DBS brings in national teachers twice a year and
regional teachers more frequently. We cant wait to meet you.

International

Toronto Bead Society

Ste. 43, 155 Tycos Dr. (mail only)


Toronto, ON, Canada M6B 1W6
Email: info@torontobeadsociety.org
Web address: www.torontobeadsociety.org
Meetings 2nd Wednesday 7 p.m., SeptemberJune. Ryerson
University, 380 Victoria St. (East of Yonge, between College
and Dundas), Toronto Bead Society has a fair twice a year, 1st
weekend in May and 2nd weekend in November. All info on
our website, under Fairs.

BEAD BROWSER

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At A Bit of Stone Beads, you will find a wide selection of gemstone
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Fusion Beads is where your jewelry begins. We offer over 45,000
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Dont miss our easy-to-use e-commerce website with ever-expanding inventory! Seed beads coming soon! Check out our beautiful
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BEAD ALL ABOUT IT

By Anna Harvilla

New Hampshire
Bead Bop

CHRISTINE NORDLUND

New Hampshire Bead Bop is an annual bead event that takes


place in southeastern New Hampshire. Bead Bop is a bead
crawl, in which shoppers visit different bead stores during
the event to enter drawings and receive small door prizes
and savings on their purchases.
Participating bead shops sell passport packages that
include a canvas bag and a pin, along with a paper passport
that has coupons so that customers can enter a raffle for
A decorated NH Bead Bop bag. Photograph courtesy of Bead It!
each participating store they visit, as well as a grand-prize
raffle. Participating stores offer customers a 20 percent or
greater discount during NH Bead Bop. In the past, participating stores have worked with vendors to offer free beads, patterns,
books, magazines, and more. Other fun events, such as scavenger hunts and bead challenges, are also offered to customers
during NH Bead Bop.
NH Bead Bop will celebrate its eighth year in 2015. NH Bead Bop 2015 will take place September 2326, with six shops in
southeastern New Hampshire participating. For more information, visit www.nhbeadbop.com.

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techniques
PASS THROUGH
VS PASS BACK THROUGH
Pass through means to move the needle in
the same direction that the beads have
been strung. Pass back through means to
move the needle in the opposite direction.

FINISHING AND STARTING


NEW THREADS
Tie off the old thread when its about 4" long
by making an overhand knot around previous threads between beads. Weave
through a few beads to hide the knot, and
trim the thread close to the work. Start the
new thread by tying an overhand knot
around previous threads between beads.
Weave through several beads to hide the
knot and to reach the place to resume
beading.

STRINGING
Stringing is a technique that uses beading
wire, needle and thread, or other material
to gather beads into a strand.

CRIMPING
Crimp tubes are seamless metal tubes used
to secure the end of a beading wire. To use,
string a crimp tube and the connection
finding (i.e., the loop of the clasp). Pass back
through the tube, leaving a short tail. Place
the crimp tube in the front notch of the
crimping pliers and squeeze to shape the
tube into an oval. Use the back notch of the
crimping pliers to press the length of the
tube down between the wires, enclosing
them in separate chambers of the crescent
shape. Rotate the tube 90 and use the
front notch of the pliers to fold the two
chambers onto themselves, forming a clean
cylinder. Trim the excess wire.

SPIRAL ROPE
The basic formula for a spiral rope has
larger beads as the center core, with smaller
and more beads in the outer loops. String
4A (core) and 5B (loop). Pass through the 4A
again, forming a D shape. *String 1A and 5B;
pass through the top 3A and the 1A just
strung. Repeat from *.

BRICK STITCH
Stitch a foundation row in one- or twoneedle ladder stitch. String 2beads and
pass under the closest exposed loop of the
foundation row and back through the second bead. String 1bead and pass under the
next exposed loop and back through the
bead just strung; repeat.

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LADDER STITCH
For one-needle ladder stitch, string
2beads and pass through them again.
Manipulate the beads so their sides touch.
String 1bead. Pass through the last bead
added and the bead just strung. Repeat,
adding 1bead at a time and working in a
figure-eight pattern.

PEYOTE STITCH
For one-drop even-count flat peyote
stitch, string an even number of beads to
create the first two rows. Begin the third
row by stringing 1 bead and passing back
through the second-to-last bead of the previous row. String another bead and pass
back through the fourth-to-last bead of the
previous row. Continue adding 1 bead at a
time, passing over every other bead of the
previous row.

Two-drop peyote stitch is worked the same


as one-drop peyote stitch, but with 2beads
at a time instead of 1 bead.

Begin tubular herringbone stitch with a


foundation ring of one- or two-needle
even-count ladder stitch. String 2 beads.
Pass down through the next bead and up
through the following bead in the ladder.
Repeat around the ring. At the end of the
round, pass through the first beads of the
previous and current rounds to step up to
the new round.

To decrease within a row, string 1bead


and skip a loop of thread on the previous
row, passing under the second loop and
back through the bead.

To increase within a row, work 2stitches in


the same loop on the previous row.

STOP BEAD
A stop bead (or tension bead) holds your
work in place. To make one, string a bead
larger than those you are working with,
then pass through the bead one or more
times, making sure not to split the thread.

HERRINGBONE STITCH
Form a foundation row of one- or twoneedle even-count ladder stitch and exit up
through the final bead. String 2 beads, pass
down through next bead in the ladder, and
pass up through the following bead; repeat
to the end of the row. Step up for the next
row by wrapping the thread around previous threads to exit up through the last bead
strung. To form the next row, string 2 beads
and pass down through the second-to-last
bead of the previous row and up through
the following bead. Repeat, stringing
2 beads per stitch, passing down then up
through 2 beads of the previous row and
stepping up as before. The 2-bead stitch
will cause the beads to angle in each column, like a herringbone fabric.

SQUARE STITCH
String a row of beads. For the second row,
string 2 beads; pass through the second-tolast bead of the first row and through the
second bead just strung. Continue by
stringing 1 bead, passing through the thirdto-last bead of the first row, and passing
through the bead just strung. Repeat this
looping technique to the end of the row.

For odd-count flat peyote stitch, string an


uneven number of beads to create Rows 1
and 2. String 1 bead, skip the last bead
strung, and pass through the next bead.
Repeat across the row (this is Row 3). To add
the last bead, string 1 bead and knot the
tail and working threads, clicking all beads
into place. Start the next row (Row 4) by
passing back through the last bead added.
Continue in peyote stitch, turning as for
even-count at the end of this and all evennumbered rows. At the end of all oddnumbered rows, add the last bead, pass
under the thread loop at the edge of the
previous rows, and pass back through the
last bead added.

Begin a midproject peyote-stitch increase


by working a stitch with 2 beads in one row.
In the next row, work 1 bead in each stitch,
splitting the pair of beads in the previous
row. For a smooth increase, use very narrow
beads for both the two-drop and the onedrop between.

To make a midproject peyote-stitch


decrease, simply pass the thread through
2beads without adding a bead in the gap.
In the next row, work a regular one-drop
peyote stitch over the decrease. Work with
tight tension to avoid holes.

For circular peyote stitch, string 3beads


and knot the tail and working threads to
form the first round; pass through the first
bead strung. For the second round, string
2 beads and pass through the next bead of
the previous round; repeat twice. To step
up to the third round, pass through the first
bead of the current round. For the third
round, string 1 bead and pass through the
next bead of the previous round; repeat
around, then step up at the end of the
round. Continue in this manner, alternating
the two previous rounds. It may be necessary to adjust the bead count, depending
on the relative size of the beads, to keep the
circle flat.

For even-count tubular peyote stitch,


string an even number of beads and knot
the tail and working threads to form the
first 2rounds; pass through the first 2beads
strung. To work Round3, string 1 bead, skip
1bead, and pass through the next bead;
repeat around until you have added half
the number of beads in the first round.
Stepup through the first bead added in this
round. For the following rounds, string
1bead and pass through the next bead of
the previous round; repeat, stepping up at
the end of each round.

Work odd-count tubular peyote stitch the


same as even-count tubular peyote stitch;
however, it isnt necessary to step up at the
end of each round.

NETTING
String a base row of 13beads. String
5beads and pass back through the fifth
bead from the end of the base row. String
another 5beads, skip 3beads of the base
row, and pass back through the next bead;
repeat to the end of the row. To turn, pass
back through the last 3beads (one leg of
the last net). String 5beads, pass back
through the center bead of the next net,
and continue.

OVERHAND KNOT
This is the basic knot for tying off thread.
Make a loop with the stringing material.
Pass the cord that lies behind the loop
over the front cord and through the loop;
pull snug.

WIREWORKING
To open a jump ring, grasp each side of its
opening with a pair of pliers. Dont pull
apart. Instead, twist in opposite directions
so that you can open and close it without
distorting the rings shape.
For tubular netting, string {1A and 1B} six
times; pass through them again to form the
foundation round. *String 1A, 1B, and 1A;
skip 1B and pass through the following 1B
in the previous round to form a net.
Repeat from * twice, then step up for the
next round by passing through the first
2beads of this round. **String 1A, 1B, and
1A; pass through the middle bead of the
nearest net in the previous round. Repeat
from ** twice, then step up as before. Work
each round the same way.

For circular netting, string {1A and 1B} six


times; pass through them again to form a
circle for the foundation round and pass
through the next 1B. *String 1A, 1B, and 1A;
skip 3beads and pass through the following bead in the previous round to form a
net. Repeat from * twice, then step up for
the next round by passing through the first
2beads of the first net. String 2A, 1B, and
2A; pass through the middle bead of the
nearest net in the previous round. Repeat
twice, then step up for the next round by
passing through the first 3beads of this
round. Work each round the same way,
increasing the number of A beads as necessary to keep the work flat, and stepping
up by passing through the first half of the
first net.

To begin two-needle right-angle weave,


add a needle to each end of the thread. Use
one needle to string 3beads and slide them
to the center of the thread. *Use one needle
to string 1 bead, then pass the other needle
back through it. String 1bead on each needle, then repeat from * to form a chain of
right-angle-weave units. To turn at the end
of the row, use the left needle to string
3beads, then cross the right needle back
through the last bead strung. Use the left
needle to string 3beads, then cross the
right needle back through the last bead
strung. To continue the row, use the right
needle to string 2beads; pass the left needle through the next bead on the previous
row and back through the last bead strung.

For a simple loop, use flat-nose pliers to


make a 90 bend at least
" from the end of the wire.
Use round-nose pliers to grasp
the wire at the tip; roll the pliers
toward the bend, but not past
it, to preserve the 90 bend.
Adjust the pliers as needed to
continue the wrap around the
nose of the pliers. Trim the wire next to the
bend. Open a simple loop by grasping each
side of its opening with a pair of pliers.
Dont pull apart. Instead, twist in opposite
directions so that you can open and close it
without distorting the loops shape.
RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE
For one-needle right-angle weave, string
4beads and pass through the first 3beads
again to form the first unit. For the rest of
the row, string 3beads and pass through
the last bead exited in the previous unit
and the first 2beads just strung; the thread
path will resemble a series of figure eights,
alternating direction with each unit. To
begin the next row, pass through beads to
exit from the top bead of the last unit.
String 3beads and pass through the last
bead exited and the first bead just strung.
*String 2beads; pass back through the next
top bead of the previous row, the last bead
exited in the previous unit, and the 2beads
just strung. Pass through the next top bead
of the previous row. String 2beads; pass
through the last bead of the previous unit,
the top bead just exited, and the first bead
just strung. Repeat from * to complete the
row, then begin a new row as before.

PICOT
A picot is a decorative net, most often
made with 3 beads, used to embellish a
beadwork surface.

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bead artist

BY ANNA HARVILLA

Gail Be

Through blindness, arthritis, ruptured spinal discs, and reconstructive


hand surgery, Gail Be has stood by her beadsand now theyre bringing her worldwide attention. As creator of the worlds largest beaded
wedding gown, and with Lady Gaga wearing her dress-and-headpiece
design Erotic Ice on the cover of the single Anything Goes, Gail Be is
seeing her ambitions of fame become reality.

ARMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

Q: What is your favorite type of bead


to work with?
A: I love all beadscrystal, metal, plastic,
acrylic, pearls, lampwork . . . from seed beads
to 20mm beads. I love them all and use a blend
of all types in my designs. I like vintage beads
the best because the styles and shapes arent
made anymore. Each time I use vintage beads
I feel I get to use pieces of history.

Silver Female Warrior necklace

MYKL RANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Erotic Ice headpiece

Fantasy by Gail Be

Q: Do you have any plans to create an


even bigger dress than your recordsetting wedding gown?
A: Fantasy took more than one million beads
and longer than forty months to make, even

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MYKL RANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY

TIFFANY WALSH

Q: Where do you find inspiration?


A: Im inspired by any form of art that moves
the soul. Ive traveled all over the world to see
great museums, palaces, paintings, frescos, furniture, embroidery, and musicgreat works of
art that exude so much energy that they give
you goose bumps or bring tears to your eyes.

with twenty-three assistants. I plan on making


something that big again, but with four times
the number of assistants and double the space.
I only stopped the train at twenty feet because
I ran out of room in my warehouse.

Q: How has your business been affected


by Lady Gaga wearing Erotic Ice?
A: Lady Gagas name got all the local press
to call about Erotic Ice. I told them, Erotic Ice
is my appetizer, but I just made the largest
beaded wedding dress in the world, and I
invited them to come and see Fantasy. Once
they saw it and wrote articles, Good Morning
America and Today called. Then Yahoo! picked
up my story as their front-page article.
Q: Do you have any other celebrities interested in wearing your designs?
A: I have had my jewelry worn by different
stars and had one of my dresses on the cover
of a Los Angeles fashion magazine. I hope my
new bead-and-fabric dresses and statement
necklaces will become more mainstream.
My goal is to become a member of the
Costume Designers Guild.
See more of Gails work at www.gailbe.com.

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